New signing Mukoko Tonombe opened his account for Yanga SC in style after helping them to a 1-0 win against Kagera Sugar on Saturday.
In the reverse fixture last season, the Sugar Millers fell by a solitary goal to Timu ya Wananchi, and they were keen on avenging the loss.
It was a balanced affair in the first half, with every team giving as much as they received.
Good defending on both sides was also the order of the day and the fans, both for home and away teams, missed something to celebrate.
With just seconds left to the break, the hosts were denied what looked like a clear penalty.
Vitalis Mayanga's cross struck Bakari Mwamnyeto's arm but the referee waved play-on amid protests by a section of the fans and the players.
The first half ended with neither of the two teams managing to get a goal.
Yanga came back stronger hoping to get a breakthrough despite the home team's resilience. However, the goal finally came with 18 minutes to go.
Tonombe managed to get the ball in a good area, and there was nothing to stop him from beating the custodian and scoring what turned out to be the winning goal.
The result took the 27-time champions top of the table, albeit for 24 hours, until the likes of KMC, Azam FC, Dodoma Jiji FC, and Biashara Mara United, who have six points from their last two matches, play.
For Kagera Sugar, they have every reason to be worried after collecting one point from the three matches played - they have not scored any goal and have conceded two.
Meanwhile, Namungo suffered their second consecutive defeat after falling 1-0 to Tanzania Prisons.
After falling by the same margin to another administrative side Polisi Tanzania in the second round, the fans expected the Caf Confederation Cup representatives to bounce back.
But it was not going to be an easy outing against the hungry Prisons side.
It took the visitors 45 minutes to realize it was not business as usual. A long ball was played to the danger zone and the ball eventually fell to Mohammed Mkopi, who managed to square the ball to Gaspar Mwaipasi to tap in from close range.