Ugandan referee Mashood Ssali awarded a penalty after five seconds in Tanzania’s hard fought win over Madagascar on Tuesday in the World Cup Qualifiers.
Ssali pointed to the spot after Tanzania striker Simon Msuva, chasing a long ball just after kickoff, clashed with Madagascar goalkeeper Melvin Adrien in the box.
This, pending approval, is the fastest penalty ever awarded.
Taifa Stars captain Erasto Nyoni calmly converted from the spot kick to hand the hosts a dream start at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium.
Dismash Miroshi and Feisal Salum were also on target for Tanzania who went on top of Group J with four points.
Madagascar had ealier fought back to level matters at 2-2 with Njiva Rakotomarimalala and Thomas Fontaine on target before Feisal’s strike.
The match also saw Uganda’s Dick Okello and Katenya Ronald as the first and second assistant referees respectively while Ali Sabilla was the Fourth official.
Its another big result for Tanzania who started their campaign with a 1-1 draw with Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday 2nd September.
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