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Soccer team learns hard way -- lengthy goal celebrations are NOT a good idea

The unusual incident took place during the 2015 Future Champions Gauteng International Tournament.

Source: SuperSport/YouTube

THE PHRASE ‘THEY were still celebrating’ is often used in a metaphorical sense when teams concede a goal shortly after scoring themselves.

However, the words were applicable in a more literal context recently, when Mozambique team Ferroviario Maputo were punished for lengthy celebrations by Zambian side K-Stars during the 2015 Future Champions Gauteng International Tournament.

The former’s wild celebrations went on a bit too long following a vital goal, allowing K-Stars to quickly re-start the game and shoot into the empty net, as the keeper rushed back towards his goal in vain.

And unfortunately for Ferroviario, the moment proved decisive, as the match ended 1-1.

h/t Metro

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