The 27-year-old striker became the first player from Tanzania to appear in the Premier League, and the first to score.
Samatta made Tanzania, with a population of almost 60million, the 117th nation to be represented in the competition.
"For all the people from Tanzania, this is a very big step for the country as well," Samatta told Villa's official website before the match.
"Everybody there, they were looking for it to see when someone from Tanzania could play in the Premier League, and here today I am."
It wasn't the first time the country has been put on the Premier League map, thanks to the heroics of Fantasy Premier League manager Yusuf Sheikh.
Sheikh beat more than 5.9million people to the FPL title in 2017/18.
|Country||Player||Club||Date of debut|
|Burkina Faso||Bertrand Traore||CHE||05/12/2015|
Samatta went on to find the net in his side's 2-1 defeat by AFC Bournemouth, making Tanzania the 101st different country to have a goalscorer in the competition.
Again, Hernandez was the previous player to add his nation to the list, having scored at home against Manchester United in October.
|Country||Player||Club||Date of goal|
|Equatorial Guinea||Pedro Obiang||WHU||04/02/2017|