|Full name||Mbwana Ally Samatta|
|Date of birth||23 December 1992|
|Place of birth||Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:13, 10 December 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:42, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
Samatta began his career as a youth player for Tanzanian club African Lyon in 2008. He turned professional in 2010 with Simba Sports Club, where he played for only half of the season before moving to TP Mazembe, spending a total of five years with them, initially becoming a first-team regular. He was named the 2015 African based Player of the Year, and finished the season as the top goalscorer of the CAF Champions League as he helped TP Mazembe to win the title.
In January 2016, Samatta signed for Belgian side KRC Genk, helping them to qualify for Europa League and win the Belgian Jupiler League in 2019. He also finished the season as the top goalscorer for the Belgian Jupiler League. Also he won the Ebony Shoe award in Belgium for his outstanding season with Genk.
In January 2016, he became the first player from East Africa to be crowned the CAF African Player of the Year based on the continent. During the Glo-CAF Award gala which took place on 7 January 2016 at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, Nigeria. Mbwana garnered a total of 127 points, ahead of his TP Mazembe teammate and DR Congo goalkeeper Robert Kidiaba, who amassed 88 points. Algerian Baghdad Bounedjah trailed in third place with 63 points. He scored a memorable hattrick for TP Mazembe against Moghreb Tétouan which secured a place in CAF semi-finals 2015.
Shortly after winning the prize for best African player in African leagues, he signed a 4.5-year contract with KRC Genk. On 23 August 2018 Samatta scored a hat-trick against Brøndby IF in the Europa League for a 5–2 win.
In May 2019 he was awarded the Ebony Shoe award.
- As of match played on 7 December 2019
|Simba||2010–11||Tanzanian Premier League||25||13||—||2||—||25||15|
|Genk||2015–16||Belgian Pro League||6||2||0||0||—||—||12||3||18||5|
|2016–17||Belgian First Division A||27||10||4||2||—||18||5||10||3||59||20|
- Soccerway lacks number of appearances
- Includes Belgian First Division A playoffs
|Tanzania national team|
|1.||26 March 2011||National Stadium, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania||2–1||2–1||2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|2.||3 September 2011||1–0||1–1|
|3.||11 January 2013||Addis Ababa Stadium, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia||1–1||1–2||Friendly|
|4.||6 February 2013||National Stadium, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania||1–0||1–0|
|5.||24 March 2013||2–0||3–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|7.||4 December 2013||Afraha Stadium, Nakuru, Kenya||1–0||1–0||2013 CECAFA Cup|
|8.||12 December 2013||Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi, Kenya||1–1||1–1||2013 CECAFA Cup|
|9.||3 August 2014||Estádio do Zimpeto, Maputo, Mozambique||1–1||1–2||2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|10.||7 October 2015||National Stadium, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania||1–0||2–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|11.||14 November 2015||2–0||2–2||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|12.||23 March 2016||Stade Omnisports Idriss Mahamat Ouya, N'Djamena, Chad||1–0||1–0||2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|13.||25 March 2017||National Stadium, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
|15.||10 June 2017||1–0||1–1||2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|16.||27 March 2018||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
|17.||16 October 2018||2–0||2–0||2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
|18.||27 June 2019||30 June Stadium, Cairo, Egypt||2–1||2–3||2019 Africa Cup of Nations|
|19.||8 September 2019||National Stadium, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania||1–0||1–1 (3–0 pen.)||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|20.||19 November 2019||Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet, Monastir, Tunisia||1–0||1–2||2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification|
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