The Pretoria side, though, would have felt that, under the circumstances, a point against MacDonald Makhubedu's tough and tight promoted Sekhukhune away was a decent outcome.
Sekhukhune, riding high in second place weeks ago, have been less consistent latterly, slipping to sixth coming into Saturday's game. They have now won three, lost four and drawn one of their last eight league games.
SuperSport had the best chance of the half inside the opening 10 minutes. Sekhukhune stopped playing when they seemed to expect a foul on centreback Justice Chabalala allowing Thamsanqa Gabuza to find Ghampani Lungu free on the left, whose low strike hit the right upright.
From there Sekhukhune worked hard to edge the half-chances, including when Charlton Mashumba headed on target and Seth Parusnath curled a free-kick onto the top netting
Sekhukhune continued to pressurise from the break. Substitute Tshediso Patjie's cross found Prince Nxumalo to first head onto the back of Kegan Johannes, then from the rebound the striker shot onto the young SuperSport centreback.
The game ended in a flurry of chances, neither side able to land a decisive blow.