- Senegal's Africa Cup of Nations stars were welcomed on an open-top bus parade in Dakar on Monday, February 7
- Players were met by over 500,000 supporters who came out on the streets of Dakar to celebrate the AFCON title
- Senegal defeated Egypt in the final to clinch their first international title after losing twice in the final back in 2002 and 2019
Fresh from beating Egypt for Africa Cup glory in Cameroon, Senegal's heroes returned to Dakar and basked in their success in front of thousands during an open top bus parade.
The players received a substantial police escort as fans flocked to the streets of Dakar to show their support to their Africa Cup heroes as the country celebrated their first ever international title.
As well as the 500,000 fans who flocked to Dakar, a number of the squad's big names, including Sadio Mane, Edouard Mendy, Idrissa Gueye and Khalidou Koulibaly documented the day of celebrations via their social media.
Some players were bouncing around on top of the bus chanting and thanking supporters while also trying to bring some energy to coaching staff members such as trainer Aliou Cisse.
Lots of the players looked to capture the once-in-a-lifetime moment through their phones with Sadio Mane and co providing an insight into the sheer size of the police escort behind the bus.
Senegal romped to victory in Cameroon and every squad member felt they played their part in the success, regardless of the minutes won on the pitch.
Senegal Stars Dominate As CAF Names AFCON 2021 Best Eleven
Meanwhile, Newly-crowned TotalEnergies AFCON 2021 winners, Sadio Mane and Edouard Mendy, and Egyptian forward, Mohammed Salah have been included in the Confederation of African Football’s best team of the just-ended tournament.
The announced of the team was done on Monday evening and it was a collection of the tournament’s best players as determined by the Technical Study Group that was tasked with assessing the football played during the tournament and choosing the various best players from all the matches that were contested during the competition.