Tanzania name Samatta new skipper

Tanzania name Samatta new skipper
Tanzania striker Mbwana Samatta

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Mar 09, 2016. 12:54

Tanzania have named Belgium-based striker Mbwana Samatta as their new skipper as they prepare for an AFCON double header against Chad.

Samatta moved to Belgian club KRC Genk in January after several seasons at African champions TP Mazembe.

He was named CAF Best African Player Based in Africa for last year after his goals helped Mazembe to a  fifth continental crown.

He and former Mazembe teammate Thomas Ulimwengu are the only overseas-based pros called by coach Charles Mkwasa for the matches against Chad.

Tanzania, who travel to Chad on March 23 with the return leg in Dar es Salam four days later, will not set up a training camp for these matches because the domestic league is going on.

The East Africans are third with a point in a group that also has Egypt and Nigeria.

Chad are pointless and bottom of the standings.




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