Tanzania national team skipper Mbwana Ally Samatta has completed his move to English Premier League side Aston Villa.
Samatta was confirmed an Aston Villa player on Monday after agreeing a four-year deal from Racing Genk (Belgium).
He becomes the first Tanzanian player to feature in the Premier League.
“For me, it means a lot. In Tanzania, the people who watch football always watch the Premier League. It will be a moment they’re going to watch one of their own playing in the Premier League for Aston Villa” Samatta was quoted by the media.
Samatta scored 43 league goals in 98 appearances for Genk in Belgium’s top flight.
The move for the 27 year old intelligent striker to Aston Villa is valued at£10m.
He joins the void left by Ivorian lanky forward Jonathan Kodjia who completed a move to Qatar side Al-Gharafa for an undisclosed fee.