By ASSOCIATED PRESS - Associated Press - Saturday, October 8, 2011 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.Its 0-0 draw with Sierra Leone left South Africa tied with Niger and Sierra Leone, and ahead on goal differential _ which is usually good enough to advance.But the Confederation of African Football used head-to-head results among the three teams as a tiebreaker. That sent Niger to the tournament in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea and left South Africa out.“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.