"I can only thank them for the best performance so far this campaign," said Salim.
Alwanga scored the winner with a minute left to play.
"Every game is a chance to claim a win and the game against Ulinzi will be no different,” offered Juma.
Klinsman Omulanga scored at the death to secure a 1-1 draw.
"The first goal will give us a huge advantage," said Kimani.
The game lived up to expectations but ultimately it was a tale of missed chances.
Assistant coach Salim Ali took charge of the first session of preseason training.
It will be the first time Mathare United will be facing a coastal club on match day one.
Nyakeya equalised from the spot with only a minute left to play.