BY OLUWOLE KADELU
Senegal declares national holiday to celebrate AFCON win
Senegal’s President, Macky Sall has declared Monday a public holiday to celebrate the national football team’s first-ever African Cup of Nations Trophy.
The holiday was declared following their victory against Egypt on Sunday.
The declaration was made on public television in the county.
The team Led by Liverpool star Sadio Mane, Senegal overcame Mohamed Salah’s Egypt 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out at Sunday’s final in Cameroon.
The game had finished goalless after extra time, Senegal had two previous final defeats in 2002 and 2019.
Senegal finally claimed their first Cup of Nations title.
The Lions will be decorated by Sall on Tuesday at the presidential palace in Dakar, RTS television said.
“The president of the republic declared Monday a public holiday, a paid day off, following the brilliant victory of the Lions,” RTS said, citing a presidential decree.