A 58th minute goal by Godfrey Kizito pushed Gor Mahia back to the top of Kenyan Premier League (KPL) after they stopped Sony Sugar 1-0 at City Stadium on Sunday.
The win puts the league champions back on the summit with 41 points and displace Tusker who have played two more matches.
Sony started well and had forced a third minute corner which Edwin Oduor wasted. Gor Mahia took longer to create their chances and the first did come at the quarter hour mark but Godfrey Kizito could not convert the same.
Despite combining well with George Odhiambo, the Ugandan forward could not control the ball after being put through. Instead, he found himself inside the Sony Sugar backline but without the ball.
Sony top goal scorer Edwin Oduor had the perfect chance to put his side ahead in the 21st minute but hesitated to pull the trigger with Gor Mahia goalkeeper Jerim Onyango displaced from his line.
Joseph Omweri of Sony Sugar was the first to be cautioned and then team-mate Charles Odette followed suit with Haroun Shakava of Gor Mahia being cautioned towards the end of the match.
Chances were few and between in a good part of the first half with Timothy Otieno ending the first half for Gor Mahia on a low after he failed to convert a perfectly placed cross from George Odhiambo.
At the start of the second half, George Odhiambo was rested for Ian Niva while Sony Sugar rested Joseph Mwangi for Samuel Onyango.
Gor Mahia continued to look for that opener and with 13 minutes inside second half Sony goalkeeper Lucas Indeche in a time wasting move looked to have held the ball longer than six seconds and centre referee Moses Osano did not hesitate to award a direct free-kick from which Godfrey Kizito slotted home the winner.
Both teams then had numerous chances to score after that with Dan Sserunkuma missing in the 75th minute from close range. Five minutes later, Daniel Onyango watched in disbelief as his long range effort went inches wide but this is after Jerim Onyango had come out to deny deny Edwin Oduor.