This was Bandari’s best chance to assume league leadership for the second time this season, but they fell short away to Chemelil Sugar in Chemelil on Friday.

Evergreen midfielder Hillary Echesa scored the only goal of the match in the 73rd minute to decide the affair.

As a result the sugar millers jumped to second place on the table with 11 points as Bandari fell to fifth, a point adrift.

Chemelil will next travel to Nairobi to face Mathare United, while Bandari will welcome Gor Mahia at home.