Ea Lla Koto were unable to build on early start as Bidvest Wits rallied from behind to record a 2-1 victory and extend their lead at the summit of the Premiership standings.
Taking charge of his first game at Goble Park, new head coach Nikola Kavazovic would have been buzzing after seeing striker Harris Tchilimbou fire Stars in front after just one minute of play.
A searching cross was played in towards the back past, and Wits keeper Darren Keet failed to clear the danger, allowing Tchilimbou to head home.
Stars came agonisingly close to adding a second minutes later, but Yusuf Jappie saw his powerful long-range effort hit the post.
However, Wits are top of the table for a reason and they showed exactly why as they fashioned a response on the half-hour mark, Terrence Dzukamanja nodding home from Deon Hotto’s inswinging delivery.
And, Wits’ comeback was completed in the 73rd minute, after a sustained period of pressure. This time it was Elias Pelembe’s turn to score with a headed goal from substitute Simon Murray’s cross.
Coach Kavazovic look ed to change things around after seeing Stars fall behind, throwing on Linda Bhengu and Eleazar Rodgers in a bid to grab an equaliser.
But Gavin Hunt’s side were having none of it, with their defence holding firm in the closing stages of the contest to help secure a third straight league win.