Following Senegal’s victory as the winner of the just concluded African Cup of Nations (AFCON) hosted by Cameroon, Senegalese President Macky Sall has declared Monday a public holiday to celebrate the national football team’s win at AFCON.
The president, who was outside the country, cancelled the last leg of his trip to welcome back the football stars to Senegal on Monday.
President Sall will award the team on Tuesday at the presidential palace, public broadcaster RTS television reported.
Senegal won their first AFCON finals after two previous defeats in 2002 and 2019 finals respectively.
They beat Egypt 4-2 on penalties on Sunday to earn their victory after the final game ended goalless following extra time.