Tanzania national football team
|Association||Tanzania Football Federation|
|Sub-confederation||CECAFA (East & Central Africa)|
|Head coach||Mart Nooij|
|Home stadium||National Stadium|
|FIFA ranking||107 3 (12 February 2015)|
|Highest FIFA ranking||65 (February 1995)|
|Lowest FIFA ranking||175 (October 2005)|
|Highest Elo ranking||75 (11 November 1979)|
|Lowest Elo ranking||168 (19 December 2004)|
| Uganda 7–0 Tanganyika
(Uganda; Date unknown, 1945)
| Tanzania 7–0 Somalia
(Jinja, Uganda; December 1, 1995)
Tanzania 7–0 Somalia
(Kampala, Uganda; December 1, 2012)
| Tanganyika 0–9 Kenya
(Tanganyika; Date unknown 1956
|Africa Cup of Nations|
|Appearances||1 (First in 1980)|
|Best result||Round 1|
The Tanzania national football team (Swahili: Timu ya soka ya taifa ya Tanzania) represents Tanzania in association football and is controlled by the Tanzania Football Federation, the governing body for football in Tanzania. Tanzania's home ground is Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium in Dar-es-Salaam and their head coach is Mart Nooij from the Netherlands. Tanzania has never qualified for the World Cup finals. Before uniting with Zanzibar, the team played as the Tanganyika national football team.
The island of Zanzibar, part of Tanzania (and once an independent nation), is also an associate member of CAF and has played matches with other nations, but is not eligible to enter the World Cup or Africa Cup of Nations. See Zanzibar national football team.
Recently Tanzania has invested more money in the team in hope of improvement. Tanzania has beaten Burkina Faso twice in the African Nations cup qualifiers and beat Cameroon 1-0 in a friendly match. The most recent result was a 3–1 win against Morocco in World Cup Qualifying in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
World Cup record
- 1930 to 1970 – Did not enter
- 1974 – Did not qualify
- 1978 – Withdrew
- 1982 to 1986 – Did not qualify
- 1990 – Did not enter
- 1994 – Withdrew during qualifying
- 1998 to 2014 – Did not qualify
Africa Cup of Nations record
|International friendly 5 March 2014||Namibia||1–1||Tanzania||Sam Nujoma Stadium, Katutura, Windhoek|
|18:30||Nekundi 90+5'||Report||Mcha 87'|
|2015 Africa Cup of
Nations qualificiation 18 May 2014
|Tanzania||1–0||Zimbabwe||Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium, Dar es Salaam|
|16:00||Bocco 14'||Report||Referee: Joseph Lamptey (Ghana)
|International friendly 27 May 2014||Tanzania||1–0||Malawi||Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium, Dar es Salaam|
|14:00||Kiemba 36'||Report||Referee: Israel Nkongo (Tanzania)
|2015 Africa Cup of
Nations qualificiation 1 June 2014
|Zimbabwe||2–2||Tanzania||National Sports Stadium, Harare|
|Referee: Bernard Camille (Seychelles)
Cap and goals updated as 1 June 2014.
The following players have been called up for the team in the last twelve months.
- "Taifa Stars start Afcon showdown". THE GUARDIAN REPORTER. IPPmedia.com. 18 May 2014.
- "Match Report: Tanzania 1 - Zimbabwe 0, Hosts win despite disappointing display.". Zuberi Karim Jumaa. Goal.com (Tanzania edition). 18 May 2014.
- "TFF name 22-man squad for Namibia Friendly". SokaTanzania. 25 February 2014.
- Tanzania at FIFA.com