Samatta on target as Tanzania advance to 2022 World Cup group phase
Genk striker Mbwana Samatta was the hero as Tanzania qualified for the next round of 2022 World Cup qualifying following their penalties win over Burundi in Dar es Salaam.
Samatta struck in the 29th minute to make it 1-0 on the day but Burundi fought back with Fiston Abdul Razak grabbing an equaliser just before the break to level the aggregate score at 2-2 after the sides had drawn 1-1 in Bujumbura on Wednesday.
Following extra time, the deadlock could not be broken and that saw the tie going into a penalty shootout.
Tanzania struck their first three penalties cleanly but Burundi failed to convert theirs with Captain Saido Berahino amongst those to miss from the spot.
Tanzania were then victorious following a 3-0 penalties shootout and this put them into the next round with Burundi eliminated at the first round stage.
Ethiopia will join Tanzania in the next phase of 2022 World Cup qualifying after an away goals victory over Lesotho.
The tie was finely poised after their first leg had ended 0-0 on Wednesday.
After a tense first-half, it was the visitors who went ahead after a 51st minute own-goal from Nkau Lerotholi.
The 14 teams who advance from this round will enter the group stage, where they will join the 26 top-ranked sides in the 40-team, 10-group second phase.
Five places have been reserved for Africa at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.