The President of Senegal has declared public holiday in the country after the national team won the 2021 African Cup of Nations on Sunday.
President Macky Sall declared Monday a work-free day to continue the celebration.
The president, who is currently out of the country, has halted his trip to welcome the triumphant Lions on their return to Dakar at 1 pm GMT Monday, RTS public television said.
President Sall will present the team with a special gift on Tuesday at his palace, according to RTS media.
Senegal had won the AFCON for the first time in their history after reaching the final twice before – in 2019 and 2022.
Sadio Mane converted the winning penalty in a 4-2 shootout victory over Egypt at the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde, Cameroon, on Sunday, denying the Pharaohs a record-extending eighth continental title. The game had finished goalless after extra time.