Tanzania national football team

The Tanzania Football Federation
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 (16 August 2018)
Highest 65 (February 1995)
Lowest 175 (October–November 2005)
Elo ranking
Current 127 1 (30 August 2018)
Highest 75 (11 November 1979)
Lowest 168 (19 December 2004)
First international
 Uganda 7–0 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

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

CECAFA Cup :

Competition records

World Cup record

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1930 to
1970
Did not enter Did not enter
1974 Did not qualify 3 0 2 1 1 4
1978 Withdrew Withdrew
1982 Did not qualify 4 1 1 2 7 6
1986 2 0 2 0 1 1
1990 Did not enter Did not enter
1994 Withdrew during qualifying Withdrew during qualifying
1998 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 1 2
2002 2 0 0 2 2 4
2006 2 0 1 1 0 3
2010 6 2 2 2 9 6
2014 8 3 0 5 10 14
2018 4 1 1 2 4 10
2022 To be decided
Total 0/21 33 7 10 16 35 50

Africa Cup of Nations record

  • 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

Football at the African Games has been an under-23 tournament since 1991.
African Games Record
Year Result GP W D L GS GA
1965-000000
1973-000000
1978-000000
1987-000000
1991–present See Tanzania national under-23 football team
Total4/4000000

Recent results

Current squad

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]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Deogratius Munishi (1989-04-06) 6 April 1989 5 0 Young Africans
1GK Aishi Manula (1995-09-13) 13 September 1995 0 0 Azam

2DF Kelvin Yondani (1984-10-09) 9 October 1984 49 0 Young Africans
2DF Erasto Nyoni (1988-05-07) 7 May 1988 48 3 Azam
2DF Nadir Haroub (1982-02-10) 10 February 1982 37 3 Young Africans
2DF Aggrey Morris (1984-03-12) 12 March 1984 30 1 Azam
2DF Shomari Kapombe (1992-01-28) 28 January 1992 27 1 Simba
2DF Himid Mao (1992-11-15) 15 November 1992 7 0 Azam
2DF Oscar Joshua (1986-04-16) 16 April 1986 2 0 Young Africans
2DF Edward Charles 1 0 Ruvu Stars
2DF Joram Mgeveje 1 0 Iringa

3MF Mwinyi Kazimoto (1988-12-25) 25 December 1988 43 6 Al-Markhiya
3MF Frank Domayo (1993-02-16) 16 February 1993 27 0 Young Africans
3MF Amri Kiemba (1983-06-17) 17 June 1983 31 6 Simba
3MF Haruna Chanongo (1991-11-14) 14 November 1991 10 1 Simba
3MF Khamis Mcha (1989-10-01) 1 October 1989 8 1 Azam
3MF Ramadhan Singano (1993-03-14) 14 March 1993 8 1 Simba
3MF Jonas Mkude (1992-12-03) 3 December 1992 3 0 Simba
3MF Said Juma Ally 2 0 Urban West

4FW Mrisho Ngassa (1989-04-12) 12 April 1989 76 22 Free State stars
4FW Mbwana Ally Samatta (1992-01-07) 7 January 1992 20 11 Racing Genk
4FW John Bocco (1989-08-05) 5 August 1989 35 8 Azam
4FW Thomas Ulimwengu (1993-06-14) 14 June 1993 6 1 Mazembe
4FW Saimon Happygod Msuva (1993-10-02) 2 October 1993 8 0 Young Africans
4FW Shiza Ramahdan Kichuya (1994-06-07) 7 June 1994 4 0 Simba

Coaches

References

  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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmanuel_Amunike
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