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Samatta: Taifa Stars need more footballers who play abroad

13:20 BST 28/03/2018
Mbwana Samatta 2016
Taifa Stars have only Samatta (Belgium) and Thomas Ulimwengu (Bosnia) who play in European Leagues

Tanzania National Football Team (Taifa Stars) skipper Mbwana Samatta believes that the team needs to gain more experience by sending more players to play football in Europe. 

Currently, Taifa Stars have Samatta (Belgium) and Thomas Ulimwengu (Bosnia) who play in Europe while Simon Msuva and Abdi Banda both play within the African continent but in stronger leagues.

Speaking in the post-match conference, KRC Genk’s Samatta said that Tanzania has very good players but the experience to play against skilled opponents is the reason for their recent failures.

“We need more experienced players and we will get that by sending more players abroad, the number of players who play football in Europe is not enough,” said Samatta.

In Tuesday’s friendly match against DR Congo, the much improved Stars hit two late goals courtesy of Samatta and Shiza Kichuya to shock one of Africa’s best teams in Dar es Salaam.