NELSPRUIT, South Africa (AP) – South Africa's soccer team did a lap around the stadium and danced in front of cheering fans to celebrate making the African Cup of Nations.
Small problem: South Africa didn't qualify.
''Let's hear what CAF says,'' coach Pitso Mosimane said in a TV interview. ''Did we qualify? What do you think? If we've qualified I'm very happy.
''I don't know.''
With Egypt dominating Niger in Cairo, South Africa played defensively in the second half of a scrappy match believing a draw would be sufficient.
Niger lost 3-0, and its players didn't celebrate, despite making the continental championship for the first time.