Goal reported last week that Ingwe had received an invite to play Simba SC in a friendly to mark Simba Day commemoration.
Simba Day is celebrated annually by the Tanzanian outfit and is used to unveil new players, award outstanding ones and play a friendly against an invited club mostly from East Africa.
“We are in a situation where we cannot afford to send our strong team to the tournament. The coach is looking for continuity with the team and if we tamper with his plans then, that will not be okay,” Igaida told Goal.
Earlier on Wednesday, Ingwe chairman Dan Mule assured that they will send a second string side. "We have about 30 players in the team, and we are currently using about 15 players. The others have an opportunity to show what they have for the team.
“We believe the match against Simba will give the coach an opportunity to asses them and make a decision. This is a match we want to play because in one way or another it, will give us the competitive edge we need as we work on finishing in the top three by the end of the season."
AFC Leopards featured in Simba Day exhibition match in 2016 where they lost 4-0 to the hosts.