Samatta scoops Ebony Shoe award in Belgium

Samatta scoops Ebony Shoe award in Belgium
Genk's Mbwana Samatta celebrates after scoring

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday May 08, 2019. 13:00

Mbwana Ally Samatta has been named as the best African or African origin player in the Belgian Pro League, by scooping this season's Ebony Shoe award.

Samatta ended the regular season as the league's top scorer with 20 goals and has added three more in the championship play-offs as Genk look set for another league crown.

The 26-year-old has scored an impressive 32 goals in 48 games across all competitions and will be hoping to carry this sort of form into the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The Tanzania captain follows the likes of Daniel Amokachi, Romelu Lukaku,Michy Batshuayi, Youri Tielemens, Vincent Kompany, Mbark Boussouffa and Mido in winning the accolade.

The former TP Mazembe forward's goals have helped spearhead Genk six points clear atop the standings with three games remaining.

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