Everybody Talks about Simba

Tanzanian club Simba FC have beaten 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.

They won 4-1 against Mbabane Swallows, 3-1 versus Nkana, defeated 3-0 JS Saoura, knocked down mighty Al Ahly 1-0 and yesterday, have dramatically beaten former tournament champions AS Vita 2-1.

The Taifa Stadium has become a real fortress for the East African side, and was filled with 60,000 fans creating an electric atmosphere, in each game.

Last night, AS Vita Club - 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 equalizer 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.

It's Simba's first time in history to go through to the CAF Champions League’s knockout stage.

Just check out how Twitter reacted to their performance yesterday.