AFCON: Senegal Declares National Holiday To Celebrate Victory

Senegalese President Macky Sall has declared Monday a work-free day to continue celebrating the African Cup of Nations victory (Afcon 2021) won by the national team on Sunday night in Cameroon.

The president, who is currently out of the country, has halted his trip to welcome the triumphant Lions on their return to Dakar at 1 pm GMT Monday, RTS public television said.

President Sall will present the team with a special gift on Tuesday at his palace, according to RTS media.

Senegal had won the AFCON for the first time in their history after reaching the final twice before – in 2019 and 2022.

Sadio Mane converted the winning penalty in a 4-2 shootout victory over Egypt at the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde, Cameroon, on Sunday, denying the Pharaohs a record-extending eighth continental title. The game had finished goalless after extra time.

This article was originally published on Naija News

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