This will be the first event contested by 24 teams, instead of 16, and Tanzania are among the sides who took advantage of the expansion, with the Taifa Stars appearing for their first Afcon since 1980.
Ahead of Emmanuel Amunike's team's opener, against Senegal on June 23, here's Goal's complete guide to Tanzania at the 2019 Afcon.
Africa Cup of Nations Group C table & fixtures
|June 23||Senegal vs Tanzania||6pm||30 June Stadium|
|June 23||Algeria vs Kenya||9pm||30 June Stadium|
|June 27||Senegal vs Algeria||6pm||30 June Stadium|
|June 27||Kenya vs Tanzania||9pm||30 June Stadium|
|July 1||Kenya vs Senegal||8pm||30 June Stadium|
|July 1||Tanzania vs Algeria||8pm||Al Salam Stadium|
Tanzania Afcon 2019 squad
The inclusion of 15-year-old Kelvin John Pius in Tanzania's initial 39-man preliminary squad for the Africa Cup of Nations was the biggest talking point from the squad reveal, with the wonderkid named following his outstanding performances at the recent U-17 Africa Cup of Nations in Tanzania.
He was rewarded with a call-up to the senior team alongside another youngster Claryo Boniface from the under-20 side.
Goalkeepers: Aishi Manula (Simba SC, Tanzania), Metacha Mnata (Mbao,Tanzania), Aron Kalambo (Tanzania Prisons,Tanzania) & Suleiman Salula (Malindi,Tanzania)
Defenders: Kelvin Yondani (Young Africans,Tanzania), Shomari Kapombe (Simba SC, Tanzania) Aggrey Morris (Azam, Tanzania), Gadiel Kamagi (Young Africans, Tanzania) Abdi Banda (Baroka, South Africa), Hassan Kessy (Nkana, Zambia), David Mwantika (Azam, Tanzania), Kennedy Wilson (Singida United, Tanzania), Ally Mtoni (Lipuli), Ally Ally (KMC)
Midfielders: Erasto Nyoni (Simba SC), Mao Mkami (Petrojet, Egypt), Shiza Kichuya (ENPPI, Egypt), Jonas Mkude (Simba SC, Tanzania), Mudathir Yahya (Azam, Tanzania), Feisal Salum (Young Africans, Tanzania) Ayubu Lyanga (Coastal Union, Tanzania), Vicent Philipo( Mbao, Tanzania), Boniface Claryo, Fred Tangalu (Lipuli, Tanzania), Miraji Athumani (Lipuli, Tanzania)
Forwards: John Bocco (Simba, Tanzania), Mbwana Samatta (Genk, Belgium), Simon Msuva (Difaâ El Jadidi, Morocco), Thomas Ulimwengu(JS Saoura, Algeria), Frank Domayo (Azam, Tanzania), Faridi Mussa (Tenerife B, Spain), Mohamed Husseini (Simba, Tanzania), Rashid Mandawa (BDF XI, Botswana), Yahya Zaydi (Ismaily, Egypt), Shabani Chilunda (Tenerife, Spain), Adi Yussuf (Solihull Moors, England), Ibrahim Ajib (Young Africans, Tanzania), Kassim Hamis (Kagera Sugar, Tanzania), Kelvin Pius John
Tanzania Afcon 2019 qualifying results
Tanzania needed a final-matchday win to seal their qualification as they defeated Group L leaders Uganda to progress.
Two wins, two draws and two losses was enough to see them qualify for their first Afcon in 39 years, with Nigeria great Amuneke implementing an attractive style with the East African side.