Monday, March 20, 2006

St. George to heal our wounds

St. George's 4-0 shocking defeat on Sunday of former champions Hearts of Oak in the African Champions League caused such excitement, one could presumably forget, if not but for a fleeting moment, the trials which had befallen the city in the past few months. The Ethiopian club's second round defeat of the Ghanaian squad followed the stir they caused in the first round last month with their 1-0 victory over the Egyptian club ENPPI. Lack of talent was never Ethiopia's problem, but rather sound financial backing. Ethiopia was a founding member and previous champion of the African Nations Cup...But I'm sure we're all tired of living in the past. With support from their current billionaire patron, Saudi-Ethiopian business tycoon Sheik Al-amoudi, St. George may well be poised to restore Ethiopia's long forgotten football credentials. Viva Georgis!