Zanzibar is not a member of FIFA and is therefore not eligible to enter either the World Cup or the African Nations Cup. Prior to the union of Zanzibar and Tanganyika in 1964, Zanzibar was a fully independent member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), but never qualified for the African Nations Cup. It was also an associate member of CAF between 2007 and 2009.
Zanzibar is currently a provisional member of the NF-Board. The team placed 2nd in the 2006 FIFI Wild Cup tournament, losing 4-1 on penalties to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in the final. For that tournament, they were coached by the German comedian Oliver Pocher.
Their U-20 team also played in the 2006 ELF Cup, finishing fourth of eight, winning one game (1-0 against Kyrgyzstan's national futsal team) and drawing twice (against Gagauzia and Greenland) before losing 5-0 to Northern Cyprus in the semifinal. They regularly play in the CECAFA Cup, which includes national teams from Central and East Africa, and in 1995 they became champions, winning the final match 1-0 against the host nation, Uganda.
FIFA World Cup Appearances
Africa Cup of Nations Appearances
Zanzibar is NOT a member of FIFA