Belgium-based skipper Samatta leads Tanzania for AFCON clash vs Nigeria

Belgium-based skipper Samatta leads Tanzania for AFCON clash vs Nigeria
Tanzania striker Mbwana Samatta

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Aug 25, 2016. 12:19

Belgium-based striker Mbwana Samatta will lead a 20-man squad for next month’s AFCON qualifier in Nigeria.

Samatta, who now features for Belgian club Genk after a distinguished stint at TP Mazembe, is the only foreign professional called up by coach Boniface Mkwasa.

The squad is dominated by players from the country’s top two clubs Azam and Yanga with Mkwasa recalling Shomari Kapombe, Haji Mwinyi and David Mwantika.

The September 3 clash in Uyo is a dead rubber game as both countries will not qualify for next year’s AFCON in Gabon after their group was won by Egypt.

Nigeria have picked a squad of foreign pros for this encounter as they hope to use the match to prepare for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, which begin in October.



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