Africa Cup of Nations: Congo Keeper Celebrates by Bouncing on Backside (Video)

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The Africa Cup of Nations, let's face it, is a lot of fun to watch, sitting defiantly as it does right in the frosty middle of the European club season. You know it. We know it. We all get it.

Case in point right here: Muteba Kidiaba and his backside-bouncing goal celebration.

If you missed it, Kidiaba and his Democratic Republic of Congo team came from two goals behind to draw 2-2 with tournament favorites Ghana on Sunday in the Africa Cup of Nations. The match, which was held in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, followed two scoreless draws on what had been a wet and disappointing opening day.

That all changed quickly as Ghana took the lead through Emmanuel Agyemang (40th minute) and Kwadwo Asamoah (49th). Tresor Mputu pulled one back for Congo in the 53rd minute, and Dieumerci Mbokani tied it with a penalty 16 minutes later.

Kidiaba celebrated the way any sane goalkeeper would—and bounced around on his backside.

What does that mean? Actually, it's exactly what it sounds like. See for yourself: Kidiaba's derriere-inspired goal dance appears in the clip above and serves as our Set Piece Video of the Day for this Monday.

Enjoy, but don't try this at home. Those are some serious moves for a 36-year-old, and an amateur might be injured trying to imitate them.

"This match was a great advertisement for African football," Congo coach Claude LeRoy said (per BBC Sport). He might as well have been talking about Kidiaba and his dance.

(Video: 101 Great Goals)

 

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