Senegal Declares National Holiday to Celebrate AFCON Win

The President of Senegal has declared Monday a public holiday to celebrate the national football team’s first Africa Cup of Nations title following their victory against Egypt.

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.

Macky Sall, who had been due to visit Comoros at the end of a trip that took in Egypt and Ethiopia, cancelled the last leg in order to welcome the triumphant Lions on their return to Dakar.

After two previous final defeats in 2002 and 2019, Senegal finally claimed their first Cup of Nations title.

Your Friends Also Read:  Algeria Recalls Spain Envoy Over Western Sahara Policy Change

The Lions will be decorated by President Sall on Tuesday at the presidential palace in Dakar.


All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from News Central TV.

Contact: digital@newscentral.ng

Total
0
Shares

Leave a Reply

Previous Article

Mozambique: Attacks Displace Thousands as Cyclone Season Begins

Next Article

Morocco Reopens Airspace to International Tourists

Related Posts
Powered by Live Score & Live Score App