Ingwe were looking forward to winning ahead of the tie after losing twice in their recent friendly matches but Ulinzi Stars kept them at bay throughout the game. First-half was a tough affair forcing Coach Stewart Hall to introduce their lethal youngster Marcellus Ingotsi at the start of second half but his inclusion never bore fruit .
The battle continued but attempts from both striking ends were thwarted by defenders in a game which almost turned physical towards the 'Full-time' whistle. Defender Hassan Mohammed was shown his matching orders for a second bookable offense in the 87th minute.
It is just one week before a replica of the match is played in the 2017 Kenyan Premier League's opening clash set for Saturday March 11, according to fixtures released by KPL on Friday.