The Tanzania tourist Board on Thursday announced the appointment of the east African nation’s professional soccer player, Mbwana Samatta, as its tourism ambassador.
The Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) said Samatta who plays for Belgian side Genk was better placed to promote the country’s tourist attractions abroad.
Devotha Mdachi, the TTB Managing Director, announced the appointment of Samatta, who is also Tanzania’s national football team captain, at a news conference in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam.
Samatta signed a two-year Memorandum of Understanding with the TTB to officially start serving his new ambassadorial role.
Mdachi added that the TTB management will organize a domestic tour to enable the player to visit the country’s tourist attraction sites, including the national parks.
“It is a great honor for me to be appointed in this important role. I will dedicate myself towards promoting Tanzania’s tourist attractions,” said Samatta.