Senegal President, Macky Sall has declared Monday a public holiday to celebrate the Teranga Lions’ first ever Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) trophy.
Senegal President Sall Declares National Holiday
The Teranga Lions had on Sunday defeated Egypt in a penalty shootout to win the 2021 AFCON on Sunday.
Sall will welcome the Senegal national team on their return to Dakar on Monday, RTS reports.
Led by Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, Senegal overcame Mohamed Salah-led Egypt 4-2 in a penalty shootout in the AFCON final following a goalless draw.
The Senegal players will be decorated by Sall on Tuesday at the presidential palace in Dakar.
“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.