Senegal’s President, Macky Sall has declared Monday a public holiday to celebrate the Teranga Lions’ first ever African Cup of Nations win.
Senegal finally ended a two decade AFCON final hoodoo, after they edged Egypt 4-2 on penalties at the Paul Biya stadium on Sunday.
The country’s number one citizen, Sall who had been due to visit Comoros at the end of a trip to Egypt and Ethiopia, cancelled his visit in order to welcome the triumphant Lions on their return to Dakar at 1300 GMT Monday, RTS said.
After two previous final defeats in 2002 and 2019, Senegal finally claimed their first Cup of Nations title after a thrilling goalless encounter.
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.