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 Mart Nooij
Home stadium National Stadium
FIFA code TAN
FIFA ranking 110 Increase 5 (23 October 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking 65 (20 February 1995)
Lowest FIFA ranking 175 (17 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 Tanzania 7–2 Somalia 
(Kampala, Uganda; 1 December 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 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.

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 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.

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 2015Did not qualify
  • 2017 – TBD

Recent results[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following squad has been selected for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Zimbabwe on 18 May – 1 June 2014[1] and friendly match against Malawi on 27 May 2014.

Cap and goals updated as 1 June 2014.[2]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Deogratius Munishi (1989-04-06) 6 April 1989 (age 25) 5 0 Tanzania Young Africans
1GK Aishi Manula (1995-09-13) 13 September 1995 (age 19) 0 0 Tanzania Azam
2DF Kelvin Yondani (1984-10-09) 9 October 1984 (age 30) 49 0 Tanzania Young Africans
2DF Erasto Nyoni (1988-05-07) 7 May 1988 (age 26) 48 3 Tanzania Azam
2DF Nadir Haroub (1982-02-10) 10 February 1982 (age 32) 37 2 Tanzania Young Africans
2DF Aggrey Morris (1984-03-12) 12 March 1984 (age 30) 30 1 Tanzania Azam
2DF Shomari Kapombe (1992-01-28) 28 January 1992 (age 22) 27 1 Tanzania Simba
2DF Said Moradi (1986-02-12) 12 February 1986 (age 28) 14 1 Tanzania Azam
2DF Himid Mao (1992-11-15) 15 November 1992 (age 22) 7 0 Tanzania Azam
2DF Oscar Joshua (1986-04-16) 16 April 1986 (age 28) 2 0 Tanzania Young Africans
2DF Edward Charles 1 0 Tanzania Ruvu Stars
2DF Joram Mgeveje 1 0 Tanzania Iringa
3MF Mwinyi Kazimoto (1988-12-25) 25 December 1988 (age 25) 33 5 Qatar Al-Markhiya
3MF Frank Domayo (1993-02-16) 16 February 1993 (age 21) 27 0 Tanzania Young Africans
3MF Amri Kiemba (1983-06-17) 17 June 1983 (age 31) 25 5 Tanzania Simba
3MF Abubakary Jaffary (1994-10-16) 16 October 1994 (age 20) 5 9 England Chelsea
3MF Haruna Chanongo (1991-11-14) 14 November 1991 (age 23) 10 1 Tanzania Simba
3MF Khamis Mcha (1989-10-01) 1 October 1989 (age 25) 8 1 Tanzania Azam
3MF Ramadhan Singano (1993-03-14) 14 March 1993 (age 21) 8 1 Tanzania Simba
3MF Jonas Mkude (1992-12-03) 3 December 1992 (age 21) 3 0 Tanzania Simba
3MF Said Juma Ally 2 0 Tanzania Urban West
4FW Mrisho Ngassa (1989-04-12) 12 April 1989 (age 25) 76 22 Tanzania Simba
4FW Mbwana Samata (1992-01-07) 7 January 1992 (age 22) 20 7 Democratic Republic of the Congo Mazembe
4FW John Bocco (1989-08-05) 5 August 1989 (age 25) 35 8 Tanzania Azam
4FW Thomas Ulimwengu (1993-06-14) 14 June 1993 (age 21) 6 1 Democratic Republic of the Congo Mazembe
4FW Saimon Happygod Msuva (1993-10-02) 2 October 1993 (age 21) 8 0 Tanzania Young Africans
4FW Elias Maguli 2 0 Tanzania Ruvu Shooting
4FW Kelvin Friday 1 0 Tanzania Azam

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up for the team in the last twelve months.[3]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Ivo Mapunda (1984-04-12) 12 April 1984 (age 30) 27 0 Tanzania Simba v.  Namibia, 5 March 2014
GK Ally Mwandini (1985-11-03) 3 November 1985 (age 29) 2 0 Tanzania Azam v.  Namibia, 5 March 2014
GK Juma Kaseja (1985-04-20) 20 April 1985 (age 29) 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 Michael Aidan (1984-06-13) 13 June 1984 (age 30) 4 0 Tanzania Ruvu Shooting v.  Namibia, 5 March 2014
DF Abdi Banda 1 0 Tanzania Coastal Union v.  Namibia, 5 March 2014
DF Hassan Mwasapili (1986-01-01) 1 January 1986 (age 28) 0 0 Tanzania Mbeya City v.  Namibia, 5 March 2014
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 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 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 29) 48 2 Tanzania Simba v.  Gambia, 7 September 2013
FW Juma Luzio (1997-11-24) 24 November 1997 (age 16) 2 0 Tanzania Mtibwa Sugar v.  Namibia, 5 March 2014
FW Athanas Mdamu 1 0 Tanzania Alliance Mwanza v.  Namibia, 5 March 2014
FW Faridi Mussa 2 0 Tanzania Azam 2013 CECAFA Cup

Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taifa Stars start Afcon showdown". THE GUARDIAN REPORTER. IPPmedia.com. 18 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Match Report: Tanzania 1 - Zimbabwe 0, Hosts win despite disappointing display.". Zuberi Karim Jumaa. Goal.com (Tanzania edition). 18 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "TFF name 22-man squad for Namibia Friendly". SokaTanzania. 25 February 2014. 

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