2026 World Cup: Msuva insists on early preps

TAIFA Stars’ leading scorer, Simon Msuva said they must undergo rigorous preparations to qualify for the FIFA World Cup finals in Canada, Mexico, and the USA in 2026.

Under the tutelage of Head Coach Adel Amrouche, the country’s envoys have a big task to ensure that they make it to the marathon’s finishing line and stamp a remarkable new record.

However, voicing his remarks concerning the high-profile contest, Msuva reiterated that embracing good preparations is the best remedy to propel the team to the finals.

“We should be well prepared and ready to face any opponent; we have players who can fight for the country; the most important thing is to prepare enough.

“We must respect all opponents in our group, not just Morocco and Zambia. Each country has a chance to battle and earn a qualification,” said Msuva.

Tanzania is placed in Group E of the 2026 FIFA World Cup African Qualifiers, where they must play their lungs out to earn qualification.

It was revealed following a draw held during the 45th CAF General Assembly in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire, attended by FIFA president Gianni Infantino and CAF president Patrice Motsepe.

The draw produced nine groups of six teams, and winners in each category will progress to the 2026 World Cup finals.

Tanzania’s opponents in the group are Morocco, Zambia, Congo, Niger, and Eritrea, which will all be battling to claim entry into the world’s biggest football showdown.

According to information released by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), the qualifiers are scheduled to begin from November to October 2025.

Ten of the 54 national teams participating in the preliminary qualification matches will represent the continent at the finals.

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