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What's Samatta you?

Filed: Wednesday, 10th October 2018
By: Staff Writer

West Ham are one of several Premier League clubs to be linked with a January move for in-form Genk striker Mbwana Samatta.

The 25-year-old Blauw-Wit forward has been in sizzling form so far this season, having scored a most impressive 14 goals in his first 16 outings of the 2018/19 campaign.

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And according to reports from Belgium, that has placed the Tanzanian international high on West Ham's radar as the club seeks to improve its firepower ahead of the second half of the season.

Samatta, who began his career with Simba FC in Tanzania moved to Congolese outfit TP Mazembe in 2011, with whom he won the CAF Champions League in 2015.

A year later he became the first East African to be named as CAF Player of the Year, something that helped him earn a move to Europe in 2016 after he was spotted by Belgian scouts.

Since joining Genk, Samatta has scored 48 times in 128 outings - including 24 goals in 62 Jupiler Pro League starts. He is the current captain of Tanzania, whom he has represented on 443 occasions (scoring 16 goals).

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