(Dire Tube News, Addis Ababa) —Saint George Football Club (The Horse Men) defeated AS Vita Club of the DR Congo 1-0 in the latest round of group games in this year’s African Champions League.
A goal from Ethiopian international Saladin Said was enough to give the Ethiopian side a victory in front of their home fans at the Addis Ababa Stadium on Sunday.
Said’s 60th minute strike helped the Ethiopian side boost their hopes of reaching the knock-out phase of the competition, moving them into second place in Group C.
Saint George are two points adrift of leaders Esperance of Tunisia who beat defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns 2-1 in South Africa on Saturday.
AS Vita Club – who were crowned African champions in 1973 – are bottom of the Group C standings, yet to register a single point.
After Saint George’s home victory, fans were seen singing loaded on Isuzu’s, minibuses, taxi’s and automobiles.
Pedestrians were also honking vuvuzela’s, waving the club’s flag and expressing their heartfelt pleasure.