Nine Kenyan Premier League matches were played on Wednesday August 2, 2017 and several upsets were witnessed in those duels .
In the nine fixtures, seven wins were witnessed while two matches ended in a draw. Among those who lost are top teams that are in the category of clubs considered as this season's title contenders. Below are some of the biggest losers in Round of 18 of the Kenyan Premier League.
Tusker suffered an increasing dent in their quest to defend a title they won last year after losing 1-0 to Posta Rangers through Joakins Atudo's last-minute stunning free kick. This means that in a span of four days, the Brewers lost five points and might regret them dearly once the season ends come November.
Again, losing is one thing but losing to one of your main rivals in the chase for the title is another completely different story. The 1-0 loss to Posta not only denied them three points but added their opponent's point tally by three and it is losses against big teams that count at the end of the season. The win moved Posta four points clear of Tusker.
The defending champions have now fallen to 4th place in the table standings with 29 points, five behind leaders Gor Mahia who have a game in hand. Nsimbe's charges would have atleast gone two points behind Gor Mahia if they had won Wednesday's match but they will have to wait for another day to get those points.
The points will also not come easily judging on their recent performance in the league where they have failed to register a single win in their last five matches.
Ulinzi also faced a similar blow to that of Tusker, falling further behind in their quest to challenge for the title . They lost for a second time in four days to 8th placed Nzoia Sugar therefore losing six valuable points that would have otherwise taken them one point above Gor Mahia at the top of the table.
The Soldiers have also not been on their usual splendid form in recent days, collecting just one win in their last six matches and will have to do better to win a title they last lifted in 2010.
Following Tusker and Ulinzi defeats, Kariobangi Sharks has the chance to climb to the 3rd position of the table standings but missed out after falling 3-2 to Zoo Kericho at the Kericho Green Stadium. The loss stagnated them on 6th place and will have to be cautious not to start dipping as Bandari and Nzoia Sugar are closing in on them.
Positions aside, Sharks also lost a very impressive record which had seen them unbeaten in 13 matches with their last loss being three months ago to Posta Rangers.
The 13-match unbeaten run is a new high this season as no other team has gone that long without losing. Tusker's 12-match unbeaten streak is the closest followed by Posta Rangers' which stands at 11.