Football fans in Senegal celebrated overnight the country’s first Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament win on Sunday.
Incredible scenes in Dakar after #TeamSenegal deservedly win their first Afcon title.
— Piers Edwards (@piers_e) February 7, 2022
Videos of people dancing while holding the country’s flag were shared online.
People’s excitement was evident in entertainment spots. On the streets, people celebrated the win in style.
Senegal beat Egypt 4-2 on penalties to clinch their first Afcon win after two previous final defeats.
Coach Aliou Cisse, who as a player missed a crucial penalty in the 2002 final defeat and was the coach when the team was defeated in the finals three years ago, was also praised by fans.
Senegal and Egypt will meet again next month in a play-off for a spot at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.