"Do you think I would have left (striker Lehlohonolo) Majoro on the bench and put on a midfielder if I knew that we needed a goal? It doesn't make sense."
-- South Africa coach Pitso Mosimane after a 0-0 tie at home with Sierra Leone that Mosimane, admitting he was playing for a tie, thought would qualify South Africa for the African Cup of Nations. The Bafana Bafana players took a victory lap after the game only to learn head-to-head records, not goal difference, were the deciding tiebreaker, which meant Niger and not South Africa had qualified. (BBC)