Tanzania national football team

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Tanzania
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Taifa Stars
Association Tanzania Football Federation
Sub-confederation CECAFA (East & Central Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Salum Madadi (interim)
Home stadium National Stadium
FIFA code TAN
FIFA ranking 127 Increase 1
Highest FIFA ranking 89 (December 2007)
Lowest FIFA ranking 175 (October 2005)
Elo ranking 121
Highest Elo ranking 75 (11 November 1979)
Lowest Elo ranking 168 (19 December 2004)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Uganda 7–0 Tanganyika Tanganyika
(Uganda; Date unknown, 1945)
Biggest win
 Tanzania 7–0 Somalia 
(Jinja, Uganda; December 1, 1995)
Tanzania Tanzania 7–0 Somalia 
(Kampala, Uganda; December 1, 2012)
Biggest defeat
 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 Kim Poulsen. 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.

History[edit]

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, beat Cameroon 1-0 in a friendly match. The most recent result was a 3–1 win against Morocco in World Cup Qualify in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Honours[edit]

CECAFA Cup :

Competition records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

  • 1930 to 1970Did not enter
  • 1974Did not qualify
  • 1978Withdrew
  • 1982 to 1986Did not qualify
  • 1990Did not enter
  • 1994Withdrew during qualifying
  • 1998 to 2014Did not qualify

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

  • 1957 to 1965Did not enter
  • 1968Withdrew during qualifying
  • 1970 to 1978Did not qualify
  • 1980 – First Round
  • 1982Withdrew
  • 1984Did not qualify
 
  • 1986Withdrew during qualifying
  • 1988 to 1992Did not qualify
  • 1994Withdrew during qualifying
  • 1996 to 2002Did not qualify
  • 2004Withdrew during qualifying
  • 2006 to 2013Did not qualify

Current squad[edit]

The following squad has been selected for the international friendly against Namibia on 5 March 2014.[1][2]

Cap and goals updated as 5 March 2014.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Ivo Mapunda (1984-04-12) 12 April 1984 (age 30) 27 0 Tanzania Simba
1GK Ally Mwandini (1985-11-03) 3 November 1985 (age 28) 2 0 Tanzania Azam
2DF Erasto Nyoni (1988-05-07) 7 May 1988 (age 25) 46 3 Tanzania Azam
2DF Aggrey Morris (1984-03-12) 12 March 1984 (age 30) 30 1 Tanzania Azam
2DF Said Moradi (1986-02-12) 12 February 1986 (age 28) 12 1 Tanzania Azam
2DF Himid Mao (1992-11-15) 15 November 1992 (age 21) 6 0 Tanzania Azam
2DF Michael Aidan (1984-06-13) 13 June 1984 (age 29) 4 0 Tanzania Ruvu Shooting
2DF Abdi Banda 1 0 Tanzania Coastal Union
2DF Edward Charles 0 0 Tanzania Ruvu Stars
2DF Hassan Mwasapili (1986-01-01) 1 January 1986 (age 28) 0 0 Tanzania Mbeya City
3MF Mwinyi Kazimoto (1988-12-25) 25 December 1988 (age 25) 30 5 Qatar Al-Markhiya
3MF Amri Kiemba (1983-06-17) 17 June 1983 (age 30) 22 4 Tanzania Simba
3MF Haruna Chanongo (1991-11-14) 14 November 1991 (age 22) 9 1 Tanzania Simba
3MF Ramadhan Singano (1993-03-14) 14 March 1993 (age 21) 7 1 Tanzania Simba
3MF Khamis Mcha (1989-10-01) 1 October 1989 (age 24) 6 1 Tanzania Azam
3MF Jonas Mkude (1992-12-03) 3 December 1992 (age 21) 2 0 Tanzania Simba
4FW Mbwana Samata (1992-01-07) 7 January 1992 (age 22) 23 8 Democratic Republic of the Congo Mazembe
4FW Thomas Ulimwengu (1993-06-14) 14 June 1993 (age 20) 19 3 Democratic Republic of the Congo Mazembe
4FW Juma Luzio (1997-11-24) 24 November 1997 (age 16) 2 0 Tanzania Mtibwa Sugar
4FW Athanas Mdamu 1 0 Tanzania Alliance Mwanza

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up for the team in the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Deogratius Munishi (1989-04-06) 6 April 1989 (age 25) 2 0 Tanzania Young Africans v.  Namibia, 5 March 2014 (withdrew)
GK Juma Kaseja (1985-04-20) 20 April 1985 (age 28) 59 0 Tanzania Young Africans v.  Gambia, 7 September 2013
GK Ally Mustafa (1984-04-12) 12 April 1984 (age 30) 0 0 Tanzania Young Africans v.  Gambia, 7 September 2013
DF Kelvin Yondani (1984-10-09) 9 October 1984 (age 29) 46 0 Tanzania Young Africans v.  Namibia, 5 March 2014 (withdrew)
DF Charles David Luhende (1989-01-21) 21 January 1989 (age 25) 2 0 Tanzania Young Africans v.  Namibia, 5 March 2014 (withdrew)
DF Ismail Adan Gambo 0 0 Tanzania Azam 2013 CECAFA Cup
DF Shomari Kapombe (1992-01-28) 28 January 1992 (age 22) 24 1 Tanzania Simba v.  Zimbabwe, 19 November 2013
DF Nadir Haroub (1982-02-10) 10 February 1982 (age 32) 35 1 Tanzania Young Africans v.  Gambia, 7 September 2013
DF Vincent Barnabas (1985-01-17) 17 January 1985 (age 29) 13 0 Tanzania Mtibwa Sugar v.  Gambia, 7 September 2013
DF David Mwantika (1988-12-21) 21 December 1988 (age 25) 0 0 Tanzania Azam v.  Gambia, 7 September 2013
MF Athuman Idd (1988-02-18) 18 February 1988 (age 26) 35 3 Tanzania Young Africans v.  Namibia, 5 March 2014 (withdrew)
MF Frank Domayo (1993-02-16) 16 February 1993 (age 21) 24 0 Tanzania Young Africans v.  Namibia, 5 March 2014 (withdrew)
MF Salum Abubakar (1989-02-21) 21 February 1989 (age 25) 24 0 Tanzania Azam 2013 CECAFA Cup
MF Hassan Dilunga (1991-01-20) 20 January 1991 (age 23) 4 0 Tanzania Ruvu Shooting 2013 CECAFA Cup
MF Henry Shindika (1985-11-03) 3 November 1985 (age 28) 48 2 Tanzania Simba v.  Gambia, 7 September 2013
MF Mudathiri Yahya (1996-05-06) 6 May 1996 (age 17) 0 0 Tanzania Azam v.  Ivory Coast, 16 June 2013
FW Mrisho Ngassa (1989-04-12) 12 April 1989 (age 25) 81 22 Tanzania Simba v.  Namibia, 5 March 2014 (withdrew)
FW Elias Maguli 2 0 Tanzania Ruvu Shooting 2013 CECAFA Cup
FW Faridi Mussa 2 0 Tanzania Azam 2013 CECAFA Cup
FW Saimon Happygod Msuva (1993-10-02) 2 October 1993 (age 20) 6 0 Tanzania Young Africans v.  Gambia, 7 September 2013
FW John Bocco (1989-08-05) 5 August 1989 (age 24) 33 7 Tanzania Azam v.  Uganda, 27 July 2013
FW Zahoro Iddi Pazi (1990-10-15) 15 October 1990 (age 23) 0 0 Tanzania Ruvu Stars v.  Ivory Coast, 16 June 2013

Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TFF name 22-man squad for Namibia Friendly". SokaTanzania. 25 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Namibia v Tanzania". Football411.com. Yahoo! News (South Africa edition). 4 March 2014. 

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