The race for the FKF Premier League title took a different twist after Tusker suffered a 2-1 defeat against relegation-threatened Wazito FC while Gor Mahia managed a 2-0 victory against Ulinzi Stars.
At Muhoroni, the Brewers who were leading the 18-team table, returned home empty-handed after a double from Collins Neto, including the winner from a late penalty, handed Wazito the shock victory.
Though Tusker had levelled matters courtesy of defender Charles Momanyi, the defeat saw the Robert Matano-led side relinquish their top spot to Gor Mahia, who scored through Austin Odhiambo and John Macharia to gun down the army men and keep alive their hopes of clinching a record 20th league title.
The outcome of Sunday’s matches saw Gor Mahia move top of the log with 67 points, Tusker are second with 65 points while Nzoia Sugar, who defeated Nairobi City Stars 3-2 on Saturday are third with 63 points, with only two matches remaining to end the season.
Gor Mahia will now face Kakamega Homeboyz in their next fixture at Nyayo Stadium on Saturday, and wind up their league matches against Nairobi City Stars on June 17.
Meanwhile, Tusker will return to Nairobi to host Posta Rangers at Kasarani Annex, then travel to face relegated Vihiga Bullets at Bukhungu Stadium on the final day of the season.
For Nzoia, who are not giving up yet on the title chase, they will next face KCB at Sudi Stadium on Saturday before ending the season with a trip to confront Sofapaka at Narok Stadium on June 17.