Burundi on Saturday qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for the first time in their history with a 1-1 draw at home to Gabon who have been eliminated.
Cedric Amissi scored in the 76th minute as Burundi, who only needed a draw to qualify, looked to have sealed their place at Egypt 2019.
An own-goal from Omar Ngando eight minutes from time made it a tense finish as Gabon searched for the victory they needed.
Despite welcoming back Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Gabon failed to break down Burundi who sealed qualification in front of their home fans on a famous day in Bujumbura.
The result means Burundi - who included Stoke City's Saido Berahino and Hibernian's Gael Bigirimana in the side - finished second in Group C, behind group leaders Mali who have already qualified, with Gabon, the 2017 Nations Cup hosts, third.
Burundi - who are 138th in the Fifa rankings - will join fellow East Africans Uganda and Kenya at the 2019 finals in Egypt.