The boys stepped into the Kasarani Stadium in a sunny afternoon with a huge task at hand as they went up against African giants Asante Kotoko in the CAF Confederations second round fixture.

The manager stuck to the side that beat Arta Solar at home, making only two changes with James Mazembe coming in for the injured Sydney Lokale and Brian Bwire starting in goal ahead of Gad Mathews.

The hotly billed up fixture was slow to pick up but it would come to life in the 11th minute as Duke Abuya shuffled of two defenders and released a shot from outside the area but it wasn’t enough to beat Felix Annan in goal.

Eight minutes later, Harrison Mwendwa was at it again, as he cut in from the left side and took a shot but it wasn’t good enough to get past the goalkeeper.

The biggest moment of the half came at the half hour mark as James Mazembe got to the end of a Harrison Mwendwa cross to tap in the ball only for defender Agyemang Badu to clear the ball off the line after the goalkeeper was beaten.

The second half would see the visitors’ seat deep in their half, content with getting a draw away from home. The coach ringed in changes with Henry Juma coming on for James Mazembe and Moses Mwangi replacing Vincent Wasambo.

Mwangi gave the visitors yet another scare as he released a tricky cross that got the goalkeeper of his line but the keeper was able to recover and push it out. The visitors best chance would come in the 72nd minute when Shiveka misjudged a cross leaving the ball to fall kindly for Yacouba, the opponents attacker, only for him to get a heavy first touch which was picked up well by Bwire in goal.

The last ten minutes of the tie were cagey, with both teams keen not to concede. A late attempt from Duke skied over the bar and the referee blew the final whistle to the delight of the visitors

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