Public Holiday In Senegal Following AFCON Victory
President Macky Sall of Senegal has declared Monday a national holiday in honor of the national football team’s victory at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).
The president, who was out of the country, canceled the final stage of his journey to Senegal on Monday to welcome back the football heroes.
According to RTS television, President Sall will award the squad on Tuesday at the presidential palace.
Senegal won their first Afcon final after losing in both the 2019 and 2002 editions.
They won 4-2 on penalties against Egypt on Sunday after the final finished in a 0-0 draw after extra time.