Even though Aston Villa have endured a pretty dismal past few months on the pitch, January recruit Mbwana Samatta has made a decent impact in the West Midlands.

With Dean Smith desperate for reinforcements up top in the recent transfer window, Villa secured a late swoop for the striker, who had been playing in Belgium with Genk.

Two goals in six games since joining is a respectable return from Samatta and his work-rate has endeared himself to the support.

As well as impressing the Villa faithful, the 27-year-old is a hero back home in Tanzania.

Samatta became the first player from the country to play in the Premier League when he made his debut against Bournemouth and he explained to Villa’s social media account just how much that meant to everyone in Tanzania.

Such an attitude has been refreshing for Villa fans and they loved his message, along with followers from Tanzania. Here we look at some of the responses to his comments…