Kamohelo Mokotjo's Brentford missed out on promotion to the Premier League on Tuesday night, but former Bafana Bafana star Kagisho Dikgacoi was left celebrating Fulham's triumph.
On Tuesday evening, Brentford's dreams of returning to England's top flight for the first time in 73 years were dashed after they suffered a 2-1 defeat to the Cottagers in the final of the EFL Championship's promotion play-offs.
South Africa international Mokotjo was a bystander for the encounter, having not played for the Bees since 30 June, and could do little but watch as his side extended their unwanted record of having lost in all nine play-off finals in the club's history.
The 29-year-old appears unlikely to get another shot at promotion with Brentford as his contract with the club expires at the end of the season, and there is little indication that a new deal will be forthcoming.
KG celebrates Fulham's return to England's top flight
Former Bafana star Dikgacoi, who spent a season and a half with Fulham during his playing career, took to Twitter after the match to congratulate his former club, player care manager Mark Maunders, and their team's manager Scott Parker with a lighthearted post.
"Congratulations to Scott and the boys. I am more excited for you my chief @MarkMaunders, well deserved," Dikgacoi posted, alongside an image of him and Parker clashing during their time in the Premier League together.
The 35-year-old enjoyed play-off success during his own playing days after helping Crystal Palace secure promotion to the Premier League in 2013, and made 39 appearances in England's top flight across his spells with Fulham and the Eagles.