Linda Mntambo shot wide after connecting well with Justin Shonga’s well worked free kick in the 21st minute and Shonga himself headed wide with no one closing him when he received a cross from Vincent Pule at the start of the second stanza.
The Namibian team also proved to be no pushovers in this match with their players not afraid to turn defending into attacks, although their finishing left much to be desired.
Stars striker Haleluja Nekindi should have given the visitors the lead when he was put through inside the box on the stroke of half time but his slow reaction helped Bucs captain Happy Jele to recover in the nick of time to block his shot.
As been the norm when playing in this competition, Bucs coach Sredojevic made a number of changes to his regular starting XI, with goalkeeper Siyabonga Mpontshane, midfielders Thembinkosi Lorch, Musa Nyatama, Xola Mlambo and striker Augustine Mulenga among the big names starting this match on the bench.
But when the going got tough in the second half Sredojevic did introduce Mulenga, Lorch and Thabo Qalinge for Mpho Makola, Meshack Maphangule and Abbubaker Mobara buy they too failed to change the complexion of the proceedings.