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When it comes to football in Africa, Tanzania might not be the first country that comes to mind. Nevertheless, the remarkable strides taken by the national team in recent years are truly praiseworthy. 

Blending a storied history with an expanding talent, the Taifa Stars are now a source of pride and hope for football enthusiasts across the nation. To celebrate that, we’re here with a dedicated guide for all Tanzanians.

In this article, we will explore the journey of the team, live their history, cherish their achievements, and unveil the promising future that lies ahead. 

Taifa Stars Leo: Details at Glance

International Name Tanzania National Football Team
Nickname(s) Taifa Stars
Association Tanzania Football Federation (TFF)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Sub-confederation CECAFA (East Africa & Central Africa)
Head coach Adel Amrouche
Captain Mbwana Samatta
FIFA ranking Current: 121 (Steady as of 26 October 2023)

Taifa Stars Squad 2023

Role Name Caps Club
GK Metacha Mnata 9 Young Africans
GK Beno David Kakolanya 1 Simba
GK Zuberi Foba Masudi 0 Azam
DF Bakari Mwamnyeto 26 Young Africans
DF Abdi Banda 19 Chippa United
DF Dickson Job 15 Young Africans
DF Novatus Miroshi 12
Shakhtar Donetsk
DF Kennedy Juma 10 Simba
DF Ally Kibwana Shomari 7 Young Africans
DF Ibrahim Hamad 0 Young Africans
DF Mohammed Hussein 0 Mwadui United
DF Kheir Makame Jecha 0
Kikosi Maalum Kuzuia Magendo
DF Lameck Elias Lawi 0 Coastal Union
DF Datius Peter 0 Kagera Sugar
MF Himid Mao Mkami 61
Ghazl El Mahalla
MF Mzamiru Yassin 36 Simba
MF Mudathir Yahya 22 Young Africans
MF Raphael Daudi 7 Ihefu
MF Ben Starkie 2 Basford United
MF Ayoub Idrissa Bilali 1 Goražde
MF Morice Abraham 1
Spartak Subotica
MF Adolf Bitegeko 0 Völsungur
FW George Tibar 0 Hatta
FW Simon Msuva 84 JS Kabylie
FW Ally Samatta 68 PAOK
FW Denis Kibu 7 Simba
FW Abdul Hamisi Suleiman 7 Azam
FW Bernard Kamungo 0 FC Dallas

Taifa Stars Fixtures

Date Event Type Teams
18 November 2023 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification Group Stage Niger v Tanzania
22 November 2023 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification Group Stage Tanzania v Morocco
17 January 2024 AFCON Finals Group Stage Tanzania v Morocco
21 January 2024 AFCON Finals Group Stage Tanzania v Zambia
25 January 2024 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group Stage Tanzania v DR Congo
03 June 2024 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification Group Stage Tanzania v Eritrea

Taifa Stars Tournaments: Know More About the Schedule

The Taifa Stars, Tanzania’s national football team, is gearing up for an exciting lineup of tournaments shortly. Here’s an overview of what you need to know about their upcoming schedule.

Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023

Afcon 2023

In 2023, the national team are set to participate in the Africa Cup of Nations, hosted by Ivory Coast. Following a commendable second-place finish in their group, Tanzania has earned a place in the AFCON finals. The finals are scheduled to run from January 13 to February 11, 2024.

2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

2026 Fifa World Cup

The 2026 FIFA World Cup is an eagerly anticipated event, with the host nations being the United States, Mexico, and Canada. What’s even more exciting is that this World Cup will see the participation of 48 teams for the first time. 

Tanzania is determined to earn a spot among the world’s best World Cup qualifiers. Taifa Stars find themselves in Group E. They will face tough competition in the World Cup qualifiers from teams such as Morocco, Niger, Zambia, Congo, and Eritrea.

Intense Showdowns: Unravelling Taifa Stars Rivalries

In the group stages matches of the upcoming AFCON finals, which will be held in Ivory Coast, Tanzania will face off against none other than the arch rivals, and the heavyweight team, Morocco. The clash promises to be a fierce battle that fans won’t want to miss.

But that’s not all; the national team will also go head-to-head with DR Congo and Zambia, making the group stages a battleground of talent and determination. 

And if the team performs well in the group stages, we might see them square off against football giants like Nigeria, Egypt, Ghana, and more in the knockout stages.

Taifa Stars Predictions: Make Money by Predicting Match Outcomes

Have you ever wanted to test your football knowledge and make some money in the process? With Taifa Stars predictions, you’ve got the perfect opportunity. On that note, let’s walk through some of the most loved types of predictions that are available for you to try right away, here at Parimatch:

1X2 Prediction

The 1X2 prediction is a straightforward way to bet on the outcome of a top-league match. It involves predicting whether the home team will win (1), the match will end in a draw (X), or the away team will emerge victorious (2).

Over/Under (Total) Bets

The Over/Under prediction focuses on the total number of goals scored in a match and whether it will exceed or fall below a certain threshold.

Wagering on Total Yellow Cards

Predicting the number of yellow cards shown to both teams during play can be an interesting twist to your betting strategy. It adds another dimension to your predictions and enhances the excitement of the game.

Needless to say, predicting match results or certain in-game occurrences can be a rewarding venture. However, mastering it requires dedication and effort. With thorough research, analysis, and a touch of fortune, you can genuinely prosper. Try it with Parimatch today!

Wrapping up

And that concludes our discussion about the Tanzania national football team. While they persist in their journey, there’s a third time: an exhilarating opportunity to delve into the world of sports betting! Wonder where? The answer is here.

From top-notch support available through multiple channels to a user-friendly app that ensures seamless betting, Parimatch lets you experience wagering like never before. Additionally, we provide enticing bonuses that can boost your winnings and make the experience even more rewarding. 

So, as you cheer for the national team, why not try your hand at sports betting with us and elevate your football passion to the next level.


Has Tanzania ever qualified for the World Cup?

As of FIFA 2022, Tanzania has never secured a spot in the main draw of the World Cup tournament.

Who is the top scorer in Taifa Stars?

Mrisho Ngasa is the top scorer in Taifa Stars’ history. He has 25 goals in 100 appearances. Ngasa is followed by Mbwana Samatta with 22 goals in 68 appearances.

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