Ulinzi Stars are through to the next round of the Caf Confederations Cup after edging out Al Hilal Benghazi 5-4 on post match penalties in Nairobi on Saturday.

The Nakuru soldiers, who had lost the first leg 1-0 in Egypt a week ago, beat their opponents 1-0 at the Moi Sports Complex Kasarani to level the tie on aggregate.

Samuel Onyango scored the winner on 19 minutes to get the soldiers back in the tie. The frontman latched onto a defence splitting pass from John Mark Makwata before finding the back of the net with a crisp finish.

In the shootout, Ulinzi scored their first two spotkicks through Oscar Wamalwa and Baron Oketch before Enosh Ochieng saw his attempt saved.

Ulinzi skipper James Saruni then pulled off a fine save to keep out Hilal’s third effort and keep Ulinzi level.

John Makwata and Onyango made no mistake from the next two spotkicks taking the game to sudden death.

Defender Omar Mbongi calmly slotted his penalty home to give Ulinzi a 5-4 lead before Esam Alamshi saw his effort cannon back off the post to seal victory for the soldiers.