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Nickname(s) Taifa Stars
Association Tanzania Football Federation
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Marcio Maximo
Home stadium National Stadium
FIFA ranking 106
Highest FIFA ranking 89 (December 2007)
Lowest FIFA ranking 175 (October 2005)
Elo ranking 128
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 Uganda 7 - 0 Tanganyika Tanganyika
(Uganda; Date Unknown, 1945)
Biggest win
Tanzania Tanzania 7 - 0 Somalia 
(Jinja, Uganda; December 1, 1995)
Biggest defeat
 Ethiopia 7 - 0 Tanzania Tanzania
(Ethiopia; October 8, 1969)
African Nations Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 1980)
Best result Round 1, 1980

The Tanzania national football team, nicknamed the Taifa Stars, is the national team of Tanzania and is controlled by the Tanzania Football Federation. It 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 African Cup of Nations. See Zanzibar national football team.


Tanzania recent history

Recently Tanzania has invested more money in the team in hope of improvement. Tanzania has beaten Burkina Faso in the African Nations cup qualifiers and lost 4-0 to Senegal's national football team. The most recent result was a 2-1 win against Oceania Champions New Zealand in a friendly International match held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Tanzania football achievements

  • 2 Times Champion (1974, 1994)
  • 5 Times Runners-up

World Cup record

  • 1930 to 1970 - Did not enter
  • 1974 - Did not qualify
  • 1978 - Withdrew
  • 1982 - Did not qualify
  • 1986 - Did not qualify
  • 1990 - Did not enter
  • 1994 - Withdrew during qualifying
  • 1998 to 2010 - Did not qualify

African Nations Cup record

  • 1957 to 1965 - Did not enter
  • 1968 - Withdrew during qualifying
  • 1970 to 1978 - Did not qualify
  • 1980 - Round 1
  • 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 2010 - Did not qualify

Current squad

The following players were called for 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification against Cape Verde on October 11, 2008.

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Ivo Mapunda Ethiopia Saint-George SA
2 DF Salum Swedi Tanzania Mtibwa Sugar FC
3 MF Haruna Moshi Sweden Gefle IF
4 MF Athuman Idd Tanzania Young Africans FC
5 DF Kelvin Yondan Tanzania Simba SC
6 MF Henry Joseph Shindika Captain sports.svg Norway Kongsvinger
15 FW Uhuru Selemani Tanzania Coastal Union
8 FW Mrisho Ngassa Tanzania Young Africans FC
9 Jabir Stima
10 FW Jerson Tegete Tanzania Young Africans FC
11 FW Musa Mgosi Hassan Tanzania Simba SC
12 DF Nurdin Bakari Tanzania Simba SC
13 DF Nadir Haroub Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC
14 DF Shadrack Nsajigwa February 10, 1984 Tanzania Young Africans FC
15 MF Kigi Makasi Tanzania Mtibwa Sugar FC
16 DF Juma Jabu Tanzania Ashanti United SC
17 DF Amir Maftah Tanzania Young Africans FC
18 GK Shaban Dihile Tanzania JKT Ruvu Stars

Recent call-ups 2008

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
5 MF Shaban Nditi (WCQ v. Mauritius, 6 September) Tanzania Mtibwa Sugar FC
7 MF Adam Kingwande (WCQ v. Mauritius, 6 September) Tanzania Simba SC
9 DF Geoffrey Namwandu (WCQ v. Mauritius, 6 September) Tanzania Prisons FC
12 DF Fredy Mbuna (WCQ v. Mauritius, 6 September) Tanzania Young Africans FC
16 MF Nizar Khalfan (WCQ v. Mauritius, 6 September) Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC
18 GK Farouk Mzee (WCQ v. Mauritius, 6 September) Zanzibar Miembeni
DF Meshack Abel (Friendly v. Ghana, 20 August) Tanzania Mtibwa Sugar FC
4 DF Erasto Nyoni (WCQ v. Cameroon, 21 June) Burundi Vital'O
7 FW Danny Mrwanda (WCQ v. Cameroon, 21 June) Kuwait Al-Tadamon
11 MF Ulimboka Mwakingwe (WCQ v. Cameroon, 21 June) November 4, 1984 Tanzania Simba SC
10 FW Emmanuel Mwakyusa (v. Cameroon on June 14) May 21, 1984 Tanzania Simba SC
15 MF Abdi Kassim (v. Cameroon on June 14) October 18, 1980 Tanzania Young Africans FC

Simple English

Association Tanzania Football Federation
Confederation CAF
Coach Marcio Maximo
World Cup
Appearances 0

Tanzania national football team is the national football team of Tanzania.


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