By Amini Nyaungo
KRC Genk striker Mbwana Samatta has congratulated Simon Msuva after his friend moved a step to become a Tanzanian international striker after joins with North Africa giants Difaa El Jadida of Morocco.
The pair, who are both play together in Tanzania’s national soccer team Taifa Stars, met last month on Afcon qualifying match against Lesotho in Dar es Salaam.
On Friday evening, Difaa El Jadida confirmed signing Simon Msuva with a 3-year contract deal after the 23-year-old passing a medical and agreeing personal terms.
Using his Twitter page, the Samatta posts: “I Congratulate Msuva for joining Difaa El Jadida of Morocco club".
It’s not surprising to see Samatta congratulating Msuva for joining the North African giants, as the KR Genk player has always been saying that for Tanzania football to grow there is a need of having many players playing outside the country.
The former Yanga player has always been an admirer of Samatta and promised to follow his footsteps.
Samatta journey to Europe started with a move to Democratic Republic of Congo Giants, TP Mazambe where he established himself as a dependable player in the star studded squad.
To climax it all, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) voted African Player of the year for local based players.
At Genk, Samatta is making his presence felt as he is among best scorers and regular starter of the club.
Recently, Samatta become the first Tanzanian to score against English Premier League team, he equalized when his team faced Everton in an international friendly match which KR Genk hosted.