Tanzania’s most valuable player eventually completed a move to the English Premier League.
The striker, Mbwana Samatta, secured a four-and-half year deal.
In regard to his move to the Claret and Blue Army, Samatta is quoted saying:
“For me, it means a lot. In Tanzania, the people who watch football always watch the Premier League. It will be a moment they’re going to watch one of their own playing in the Premier League for Aston Villa.”
Samatta’s fine form in front of goal since his arrival in KRC Genk from TP Mazembe earned him more admirers across Europe.
He has scored ten goals for Genk so far this season, including his fine effort against Liverpool at Anfield during the group stage of Champions League.
Aston Villa manager was delighted for completing the deal and was quoted on the Villan’s website saying.
“I’m really pleased we have managed to bring Mbwana to the club. He has scored goals throughout his career and I’m looking forward to working with him.”
The 27-year-old attacker will become the first Tanzanian to participate in the English premier league.
The signing is subject to international clearance and securing a work permit.