2022 World Cup: Tanzania through, edge Burundi on penalties

2022 World Cup: Tanzania through, edge Burundi on penalties

Tanzania qualified for the next round of 2022 World Cup qualifying after a penalties win over Burundi in Dar es Salaam on Sunday.

The teams, who both featured at the recent Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, went into the second leg of the first round tie level on 1-1 from Wednesday’s first leg.

Tanzania seized the advantage after 29 minutes when Mbwana Samata struck to make it 2-1 overall but Burundi fought back with Fiston Abdul Razak grabbing an equaliser just before the break.

That made it 1-1 on the day and 2-2 on aggregate. The deadlock could not be broken in the second half or in extra-time with the tie going to a penalty shoot-out.

Tanzania look assured as they struck their first three penalties cleanly but Burundi failed to convert theirs with captain Saido Berahino amongst those to miss from the spot.

It gave Tanzania a 3-0 penalties victory and put them into the next round with Burundi eliminated at the first round stage.