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Tanzania skipper Mbwana Samatta makes UEFA Champions League history

Tanzania skipper Mbwana Samatta makes UEFA Champions League history

Mbwana Samatta has become the first Tanzanian to feature in the Uefa Champions League as Genk took on Salzburg.

The striker shrugged off a knee injury to make Felice Mazzu’s squad for Tuesday evening’s opener against the Austrian Bubdesliga outfit,scoring in heavy 6-2 loss to their opponents.

Samatta had been on the sidelines after copping his injury during the Taifa Stars’ World Cup qualifying clash against Burundi.

And the history-maker was dissapointed with the loss as they await Napoli and Liverpool  in Group E for a place in the next stage.

The former TP Mazembe hero joined the Smurfs three seasons ago, and has scored over 40 goals for Mazzu’s team.

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