|Real Name/Full Name||Mbwana Ally Samatta|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Samatta|
|Birth Place:||Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||23 December 1992|
|Age/How Old:||29 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 183 cm |
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 76Kg|
In Pounds – 167 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – N/A |
Mother – N/A
|Profession:||Professional soccer player|
|Net Worth:||$7 Million|
|Last Updated:||June 2022|
Mbwana Samatta is a famed football star who currently plays the striking position for Antwerp, a First Division A team. He is also a striker for the national football team of Tanzania. His fame rose when he signed for the Belgian side KRC Genk, and saw them qualify for the Europa League and later winning the Ebony Shoe Award for his exceptional performance.
Biography and Early Life
Much about the early life and beginnings of the Tanzanian football star is not available, probably because he prefers to keep those details private. It is known however that he traces his origin from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, and was brought forth on 23 December 1992 as Mbwana Ally Samatta. He spent his early life within Tanzania, which eventually shaped the nature of his personality as he grew up.
Academics is another aspect of life that Samatta does not share publicly. But like many other figures who star in sports, he must have realized his talent in soccer at a younger age, which normally happens when academic institutions introduce different games to young students. The firmness that he displays throughout his appearances stands to defend the decency of the quality of his academic achievements, coupled with the success of his football career.
There is no information concerning the private life of this eminent football star. It may be that he prefers to keep this information out of the spotlight, preferably avoiding mixing his career with his exclusive respects. This is characteristic of most successful celebrated personalities, which helps them maintain the success of their careers, mainly because the public does not have to share in the drama that unfolds within their quarters.
It is not known therefore whether Samatta is married or single, neither is there information concerning his ongoing or previous relationships if there are any. It is however clear that Samatta’s football career is precedence in his life.
Is Mbwana Samatta Gay?
In matters related to sexual orientation, Samatta is considered to be straight. There does not exist rumours or facts that point him towards being either gay or bisexual. He is a committed Muslim, a religion that is lucid about its stand on gay preference, actually, very radically discourages it as can be drawn from the Shari’ah law which states that being gay is punishable. Hence, there is sufficient information that clearly singles out Mr Mbwana to be straight.
His football career officially kicked off when he started to play for African Lyon, a Tanzanian local club in 2008. Before playing for TP Mazembe, he joined Simba Sports Club where he played for just half a season, the club that spotted his prowess in professional football. Having led TP Mazembe to victory in the 2015 CAF Champions League and was honoured to be the first East African to be the CAF African Player of the Year.
He went ahead and signed for K.R.C Genk, which he also helped qualify for the UEFA Champions League in 2019. His contract with Genk lasted for four-and-a-half years. One of his most memorable moments in Genk was when he scored a hat-trick in a match against Brondby IF in 2018.
He signed a four-and-a-half-year contract with Aston Villa in 2020, which besides being a great achievement in his soccer career, also became a landmark achievement in the history of the Premier League. Later in 2020, Mbwana joined the Super Lig club Fenerbahce S.K. on loan for a season, and proceeded to Royal Antwerp in Belgium for a season long-loan in September 2021, which forms
Awards and Achievements
In his football career, Mbwana has garnered admirable success and achieved exceptional milestones. He is the very first Tanzanian player to sign with an English Premier League club. He is also the 117th different race to play in the Premier League. In 2020, Mbwana scored for Aston Villa in his debut league, a match in which they won 2-1 against Bournemouth, which made him a name as the first Tanzanian national to play and score in the Premier League.
Other achievements for which Mbwana has been honoured include Belgian Pro League for the 2018-19 season, The Belgian Super Cup for the 2019 season, EFL Cup runner up 2019-20 (Aston Villa), the Africa Inter-Club Player of the Year 2015, CAF Team of the Year 2015, the CAF Champions League top scorer 2015, Ebony Shoe 2019 and the Belgian First Division A Golden Shoe 2018-19 season.
Net Worth, alary & Earnings of Mbwana Samatta in 2022
Mbwana Samatta is valued at $7 Million as his net worth. This can be attributed to his football career that grew from a local football club in Tanzania to one of the most skilful and celebrated players in East Africa and moving on to be multiple award winner in his career in international football leagues.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Mbwana is a committed Muslim; he was public about his umrah to Mecca alongside his teammate Omar Colley.
- Mbwana is arguably the most successful footballer from Tanzania.
- Despite his ambience in football and financial success, he prefers to keep his profile low.
- The eminent Tanzanian footballer has a lot of his funds dedicated to charity. He is the founder of the Samatta Foundation that aims at advocating for social justice, inclusiveness and the rights of the marginalized communities.
- He is outgoing, loves to hang out with friends during his free time.
- He is patriotic and respects the leadership of his homeland, as can be seen from his social media posts.
Mbwana’s football career achievements are what most of the nations’ local football players consider to be their dream achievements. He becomes a fountain of inspiration for the younger generations, not just for those with their hearts and minds on soccer, but also many other sports and life aspects. He is a perfect embodiment of talent and hard work all put into optimization.