Mbwana Samatta: First Tanzanian to play in the Premier League scores
Hollywood sensation Lupita Nyong’o, who is Kenyan by birth, once said that “No matter where you are from your dreams are valid.”
Lupita’s inspirational quote came into play as the first Tanzanian national sensational striker plays in the English Premier League, Mbwana Samatta, scored a header for Aston Villa in the 70th minute against Bournemouth.
In a tantalising Premier League clash at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday, the ball fell to Mbwana Samatta (Aston Villa) after a few unlucky rebounds. He made no mistakes and scored a simple header into the middle of the net sending social media into a frenzy.
Bournemouth, however, won the match 2-1 after Philip Billing and centre back Nathan Ake netted two goals in the first half.
The win ensured Bournemouth climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone, despite being reduced to 10 men for the majority of the second half.
Jefferson Lerma, who found himself on a yellow card inside the opening 20 minutes, was sent off for the hosts early in the second half after he fouled Villa midfielder Jack Grealish deep inside his own half.