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Senegal declares public holiday to celebrate Nations cup title

The Lions will be decorated by President Sall on Tuesday at the presidential palace in Dakar, this newspaper learnt.

President  Macky Sallowed has declared Monday a public holiday to celebrate the national football team’s first Africa Cup of Nations title following their victory against Egypt, Persecondnews.com gathered from Dakar.

Macky Sall, who had been due to visit Comoros at the end of a trip that took in Egypt and Ethiopia, cancelled the last leg in order to welcome the triumphant Lions on their return to Dakar at 1pm GMT Monday, RTS public television 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 President Sall on Tuesday at the presidential palace in Dakar, this newspaper learnt.

“The president of the republic declared Monday a public holiday, a paid day off, following the brilliant victory of the Lions,” said the government information service.

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