Gor missed the services of midfielder maestro Kenneth Muguna who has moved to Tanzanian side Azam United for a two-year contract, which was admitted by Coach Sammy ‘Pamzo’ omollo.
During the match, Mark Bikokwa should have added the second goal for the soldiers in the 41st minute after being put through by Mosota but Gor custodian Mathews Otieno was too quick to save the situation.
In the end, Ulinzi held on for the win, their third in the last six games, which took them to 40 points, same as the defending champions.
Nairobi City 1-2 Bidco
Elsewhere, Bidco United beat Nairobi City 2-1 at the Ruaraka Stadium.
David Orem gave Bidco United the lead in the 26th minute, after a neat Eric Gichimu low cut.
Gichimu was once again influential for the second goal just after the hour mark, finding David Gateri, who curled the ball into the top right corner with a half Volley for a 2-0 lead.
Nairobi got the chance to halve the scores in the 82nd minute when Rogers Okumu was fouled in the area by Oyuga, and Odera made no mistake from the spot for a 2-1 scoreline.
There was late drama when Bidco’s Oyuga and Nairobi’s Salim Abdallah were both shown redcards, but that could not affect the scores as the visitors picked maximum points.
Custodian Otieno had a difficult afternoon in keeping marauding Ulinzi strikers at bay with defender Haroun Shakava overworked at the back in the first half before Gor came back into play in the second half but poor finishing was their main undoing.
Striker Samuel Onyango should have levelled for the defending champions in a solo move in the 39th minute but his attempt was thwarted by Ulinzi custodian James Saruni.