CAF Champions League: Simba FC through to quarter-finals

Tanzanian club Simba FC beat former winners AS Vita Club of DR Congo 2-1 in Dar es Salaam on Saturday to reach the African Champions League quarter-finals.Simba needed to win their final game of Group D to be sure of a place in the last eight, and the victory means the Tanzanian side have maintained their perfect African Champions League home record this season.Record eight-times former winners Al Ahly of Egypt and five-times champions TP Mazembe of DR Congo also qualified.AS Vita Club – who were crowned African champions in 1974 – went ahead against Simba through a Kazadi Kasengu strike after just 13 minutes.The hosts fought back to make it 1-1 at the break thanks to an equaliser from Mohamed Husseini.The second half proved tense as Simba searched for the goal to take them to the quarter-finals and it came in the 90th minute as Cletus Chama scored a dramatic winner to go through as Group D runners-up.Egyptian giants Al Ahly won the group by a point thanks to a 3-0 win over Algeria's JS Saoura in Alexandria.In Group C, DR Congo's TP Mazembe continued their quest for the trophy with a…

Tanzanian club Simba FC beat former winners AS Vita Club of DR Congo 2-1 in Dar es Salaam on Saturday to reach the African Champions League quarter-finals.Simba needed to win their final game of Group D to be sure of a place in the last eight, and the victory means the Tanzanian side have maintained their perfect African Champions League home record this season.Record eight-times former winners Al Ahly of Egypt and five-times champions TP Mazembe of DR Congo also qualified.AS Vita Club – who were crowned African champions in 1974 – went ahead against Simba through a Kazadi Kasengu strike after just 13 minutes.The hosts fought back to make it 1-1 at the break thanks to an equaliser from Mohamed Husseini.The second half proved tense as Simba searched for the goal to take them to the quarter-finals and it came in the 90th minute as Cletus Chama scored a dramatic winner to go through as Group D runners-up.Egyptian giants Al Ahly won the group by a point thanks to a 3-0 win over Algeria's JS Saoura in Alexandria.In Group C, DR Congo's TP Mazembe continued their quest for the trophy with a…