• Taifa Stars return to the Continental Cup for the first time since 2019 and a third appearance overall.
•Algeria had already secured their own qualification as Group 'F' winners.
Tanzania’s Taifa Stars have qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations after securing a 0-0 draw away to Algeria on Thursday.
The Taifa Stars needed a draw or win to guarantee them a ticket to the continental finals in Ivory Coast next year and a determined performance saw them hold the Desert Foxes to a stalemate.
Taifa Stars return to the Continental Cup for the first time since 2019 and a third appearance overall. Algeria had already secured their own qualification as Group 'F' winners.
The other Group 'F' result played in Morocco, saw Uganda defeat Niger 2-0, though their victory was in vain, thanks to Tanzania’s win.
Tanzania finished second in Group 'F' with eight points—which were enough to knock out neighbours Uganda, who came in third with seven points.
Niger came in last with just two points in the group while 2019 winners Algeria led the group with a remarkable 16 points.
Taifa Stars, coached by former Harambee Stars tactician Adel Amrouche, showed their resilience and drive to be counted among the very best nations in the continent in Ivory Coast next year.
Other results from yesterday saw Angola qualify in Group 'E' after a goalless draw with Madagascar. Ghana beat Central African Republic 2-1 to kill their hopes of qualification.
Ghana topped Group E with 12 points followed closely by Angola who had nine points. Central African Republic missed out on continental football with seven points and Madagascar managed three points.
Group 'J' had Tunisia come against Botswana, where they beat them 3-0. Tunisia beat Equatorial Guinea on goal difference to top the group after tying 13 points. Botswana and Libya both had four points.