Mathare United hold Ulinzi Stars in pre-season friendly

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Baron Oketch drew first blood for the soldiers in the opening minute before Daniel Mwaura restored parity with a well taken penalty

Mathare United came from a goal down to hold Ulinzi Stars 1-1 in a friendly played at Machakos Stadium on Saturday.

Baron Oketch drew first blood for the soldiers in the opening minute before Daniel Mwaura restored parity with a well taken penalty ten minutes later after Chrispin Oduor was fouled in the box. Meanwhile, Ulinzi Stars will play their first match of the 2017 Caf Confederation Cup competition in an empty stadium.

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The Soldiers will be away against Libyan giants Al Hilal Benghazi on February 10 but two things are conspicuous in the first leg fixture as has been confirmed by Caf and revealed to Goal by vice chairman Major Joe Birgen.

First, the match will be played in an empty stadium and second, the match will not be played in Libya, instead it will be staged at Military Stadium in Cairo, Egypt.

"We have received a letter from Caf explaining that our match against Al-Hilal Benghazi will be played in Egypt at Military Stadium on February 10. The return leg will be in Nairobi at Kasarani Stadium on February 18."

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