Tanzania’s Taifa Stars kicked off their Group E campaign for the 2026 FIFA World Cup Africa qualifiers on a high note after defeating Niger 1-0 at Stade de Marrakech in Morocco on Saturday.
A deflected strike from Charles M’mombwa in the 56th minute was enough to put smiles on millions of Tanzanians. He has made a record of scoring on his national duty debut match and most importantly, netting the priceless goal.
Skipper Mbwana Samatta and Haji Mnonga both missed good chances to stretch the lead in the second half of the game. As it stands, in Group E of the World Cup qualifiers, only Zambia and Tanzania have produced wins in their opening clashes.
Taifa Stars will host Morocco in their second fixture at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium on Tuesday.