Tanzania Captain Samatta Delighted By Fenerbahce Loan Move
Tanzania national team captain Mbwana Samatta is happy to have completed his move to Turkish Super Lig giants Fenerbahce.
Tanzania national team captain Mbwana Samatta is happy to have completed his initial season- loan move to Turkish Super Lig giants Fenerbahce.
The high-rated striker had been linked with Galatasaray but the Yellow Canaries had the last laugh as they confirmed him as the newest star in their bus.
The 27-year-old joins the club from English Premier League side Aston Villa and has agreed to a four-year contract that will keep him in Istanbul until 2024.
“I know how big a club Fenerbahce is. Not only in Turkey but also a club known in the world,” Samatta told the club website.
“I am happy to be here in such a family because it will be a new and big challenge for me.
“Fenerbahce has a lot of supporters and they always want to win. I also want to win. I came with this request, I am very happy and I hope we will win many trophies.”
Samatta stay at Aston Villa lasted for six months having signed a four-year contract in January this year. He only scored found the back of the net twice in 16 appearances.
The arrival of Burkina Faso forward Bertrand Traore rendered Samatta a surplus requirement at Villa Park, hence, he was sold to Fenerbahce.
Samatta has made 39 appearances for Tanzania scoring 14 goals and providing four assists. He also captained them to their first Africa Cup of Nations finals in 39 years.