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Senegal declares national holiday to celebrate Afcon victory

Senegal President Macky Sall has declared Monday a public holiday in order to celebrate the Lions of Teranga’s first ever African Cup of Nations crown.

The announcement was made by Senegal’s public television following, RTS the 4-2 penalty win over Egypt on Sunday.

Sall is due to welcome the team on their return to Dakar, RTS said.

After 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.

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