Tanzania national football team

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The Tanzania Football Federation
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Taifa Stars
Association Tanzania Football Federation
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation CECAFA (East & Central Africa)
Head coach Emmanuel Amunike
Most caps Mrisho Ngasa (100)
Top scorer Mrisho Ngasa (25)
Home stadium National Stadium
FIFA code TAN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 140 Steady (20 September 2018)
Highest 65 (February 1995)
Lowest 175 (October–November 2005)
Elo ranking
Current 127 Decrease 1 (30 August 2018)
Highest 75 (11 November 1979)
Lowest 168 (19 December 2004)
First international
 Uganda 7–0 Tanganyika Tanganyika
(Uganda; 1945)
Biggest win
 Tanzania 7–0 Somalia 
(Jinja, Uganda; December 1, 1995)
 Tanzania 7–0 Somalia 
(Kampala, Uganda; December 1, 2012)
Biggest defeat
 Tanganyika 0–9 Kenya 
(Tanganyika; 1956)
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 1 (first in 1980)
Best result Group stage, 1980

The Tanzania national football team (Swahili: Timu ya Taifa ya Mpira wa Miguu 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 Cup of Nations qualifiers and beat Cameroon 1–0 in a friendly match. The most recent achievement was a 1−0 win against South Africa in the 2017 COSAFA Cup Quarter-finals. But afterwards, Tanzania lost the Semi-finals 2−4 to Zambia. Then, in the Third-place playoff, Tanzania managed to win the match against Lesotho 4−2 in a penalty shootout after the extra time ended in a goalless draw. This win was considered Tanzania's major football achievement in recent history.

Honours[edit]

CECAFA Cup :

Competition records[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 to
Mexico 1970
Did not enter Did not enter
West Germany 1974 Did not qualify 3 0 2 1 1 4
Argentina 1978 Withdrew Withdrew
Spain 1982 Did not qualify 4 1 1 2 7 6
Mexico 1986 2 0 2 0 1 1
Italy 1990 Did not enter Did not enter
United States 1994 Withdrew during qualifying Withdrew during qualifying
France 1998 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 1 2
South Korea Japan 2002 2 0 0 2 2 4
Germany 2006 2 0 1 1 0 3
South Africa 2010 6 2 2 2 9 6
Brazil 2014 8 3 0 5 10 14
Russia 2018 4 1 1 2 4 10
Qatar 2022 To be decided
Total 0/21 33 7 10 16 35 50

Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

  • 1957 to 1965 – Did not enter
  • 1968 – Withdrew during qualifying
  • 1970 to 1978 – Did not qualify
  • 1980 – First Round
  • 1982 – Withdrew
  • 1984 – Did not qualify
  • 1986 – Withdrew during qualifying
 
  • 1988 to 1992 – Did not qualify
  • 1994 – Withdrew during qualifying
  • 1996 to 2002 – Did not qualify
  • 2004 – Withdrew during qualifying
  • 2006 to 2017 – Did not qualify
  • 2019 – TBD

African Games[edit]

Football at the African Games has been an under-23 tournament since 1991.
African Games Record
Year Result GP W D L GS GA
Republic of the Congo 1965 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nigeria 1973 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Algeria 1978 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kenya 1987 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991–present See Tanzania national under-23 football team
Total 4/4 0 0 0 0 0 0

Recent results[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 25 players were called up for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Uganda on 8 September 2018.

Caps and goals as of 8 September 2018 after the game against Uganda.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Aishi Manula (1995-09-13) 13 September 1995 (age 23) 23 0 Tanzania Simba
1GK Mohammed Abdulrahman (1985-12-02) 2 December 1985 (age 32) 1 0 Zanzibar JKU
1GK Beno Kakolanya (1994-06-27) 27 June 1994 (age 24) 0 0 Tanzania Young Africans

2DF Kelvin Yondani (1984-10-09) 9 October 1984 (age 33) 65 0 Tanzania Young African
2DF Shomari Kapombe (1992-01-28) 28 January 1992 (age 26) 60 1 Tanzania Simba
2DF Aggrey Morris (1984-03-12) 12 March 1984 (age 34) 41 1 Tanzania Azam
2DF Gadiel Kamagi (1996-09-12) 12 September 1996 (age 22) 16 0 Tanzania Young Africans
2DF Abdi Banda (1995-05-20) 20 May 1995 (age 23) 16 0 South Africa Baroka
2DF Hassan Ramadhan (1994-12-25) 25 December 1994 (age 23) 5 0 Zambia Nkana
2DF Andrew Vincent (1993-04-22) 22 April 1993 (age 25) 2 0 Tanzania Young Africans

3MF Erasto Nyoni (1988-05-07) 7 May 1988 (age 30) 76 4 Tanzania Simba
3MF Himid Mao (1992-11-15) 15 November 1992 (age 25) 41 1 Egypt Petrojet
3MF Shiza Kichuya (1996-08-05) 5 August 1996 (age 22) 20 4 Tanzania Simba
3MF Jonas Mkude (1991-12-03) 3 December 1991 (age 26) 17 0 Tanzania Simba
3MF Mudathir Yahya (1995-05-06) 6 May 1995 (age 23) 9 0 Tanzania Azam
3MF Feisal Salum (1998-01-11) 11 January 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Zanzibar JKU

4FW John Bocco (1989-08-05) 5 August 1989 (age 29) 56 14 Tanzania Simba
4FW Mbwana Samatta (1992-01-07) 7 January 1992 (age 26) 43 16 Belgium Genk
4FW Simon Msuva (1993-10-02) 2 October 1993 (age 24) 43 6 Morocco Difaâ El Jadidi
4FW Thomas Ulimwengu (1993-06-14) 14 June 1993 (age 25) 42 7 Sudan Al-Hilal
4FW Faridi Mussa (1995-06-21) 21 June 1995 (age 23) 16 0 Spain Tenerife B
4FW Rashid Mandawa (1994-05-05) 5 May 1994 (age 24) 4 0 Botswana BDF XI
4FW Yahya Zaydi (1998-09-29) 29 September 1998 (age 19) 4 0 Tanzania Azam
4FW Shaaban Idd Chilunda (1998-07-20) 20 July 1998 (age 20) 1 0 Spain Tenerife
4FW Hassan Dailunga (1993-10-10) 10 October 1993 (age 24) 0 0 Tanzania Simba

Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

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