Timothy Otieno and George Abege traded braces but it was second half substitute Boniface Muchiri who had the last say as hosts Tusker FC escaped with a narrow 3-2 victory over Sony Sugar at the Ruaraka Grounds.
Having edged Wazito FC 1-0 in his first game since making a return to the Tusker FC dugout, head coach Robert Matano wanted to keep his 100% winning start and he got it courtesy of the fleet-footed Muchiri.
Otieno, who started from the bench last time out, made perfect use of his starting role as he twice found the back of Sony’s net with barely quarter of an hour.
The 2-0 lead was almost extended further by Brian Osumba who kissed the bar in a half that Sony barely had a touch.
The visitors however would make the second half their own as Abege reduced the deficit at the hour mark, before drawing his side level with a 72nd minute penalty conceded by Eric Ambunya.
However, Muchiri ensured the full points remained home as he sunk home a stoppage time free-kick past Sony’s substitute keeper Kevin Olang who replaced injured Kevin Omondi.
The win sees Tusker move up to 13th, 7 points out of trouble while Sony get deeper into trouble having now won only two matches the whole season.