Samatta targets 'many trophies' with Fenerbahce

Samatta targets 'many trophies' with Fenerbahce
Fenerbahce's Mbwana Samatta. Image source/credit:

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Sep 27, 2020. 12:00

Tanzania captain Mbwana Samatta has revealed his ambitions after joining Turkish giants Fenerbahce.

The striker has signed a four-year contract with Fenerbahce after joining the club from English outfit Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee.

Samatta had only moved to Villa in January 2020 from Belgian side Genk – becoming the first Tanzania-born player to play and score in the Premier League.

However, the 27-year-old player netted only once in 14 Premier League matches and he has since been sold to Fenerbahce.

Samatta is keen to help the Yellow Canaries win trophies having won a record 28 Super Lig titles.

“I know how big a club Fenerbahçe is. Not only in Turkey, but the club is also well known in the world,” Samatta told the club’s official website.

“I am happy to be here in such a family because it will be a new and big challenge for me.

Fenerbahce are one of the most successful and best-supported football teams in Turkey, having never been relegated to lower divisions.

“Fenerbahce has a lot of supporters and they always want to win. I also want to win,” the former TP Mazembe marksman added.

“I came with this request, I am very happy and I hope we will win many trophies.”

Samatta has netted 20 goals in 56 international matches for Tanzania.

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