Mane, Teammates Arrive Senegal as Thousands Storm the Streets in Stunning and Amazing Video

Mane, Teammates Arrive Senegal as Thousands Storm the Streets in Stunning and Amazing Video

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Senegal on Sunday, February 6, were crowned champions of Africa after beating Egypt at AFCON 2021 final
  • Sadio Mane scored the decisive penalty that gave Senegal the win and he also consoled Mohamed Salah after final whistle
  • Fans in Senegal were happy with the victory over Egypt and stormed the streets of Dakar to welcome the players

There were thousands of football fans on the streets of Dakar on Monday evening, February 7, when the Senegalese national team players arrived after winning the 2021 AFCON title.

Sadio Mane and his teammates at the Senegalese national team fought well at the just concluded 2021 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon where they defeated Egypt in the final.

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Thousands storm streets of Dakar to welcome Senegal national team after winning AFCON 2021. Photo by JOHN WESSELS
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The final encounter against the Egyptian national team was not an easy ride for Senegalese players as Mohamed Salah and his teammates also wanted to win the title.

How did the AFCON 2021 final end?

Liverpool striker Sadio Mane would have sealed the win for Senegal in the first half when his side got a penalty against Egypt, but goalkeeper Gabaski saved the spot kick.

The match eventually went into penalties before Sadio Mane scored the winning kick which gave his nation their first ever African Cup of Nations title.

According to the report on France 24 and Nation, fans in Dakar were happy with the performance of their players at the AFCON and trooped out to welcome them.

How did fans welcome the Senegalese national team players?

Fans arrived by bicycles, motorbikes, cars and on foot, bringing the otherwise busy highways to a joyous standstill. Among them were government officials and opposition politicians, celebrating the country’s victory together as one.

Sadio Mane wakes up with AFCON 2021 trophy beside him as stunning and adorable photo goes viral

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Sadio Mane posted adorable photo of himself waking up in his hotel room in Cameroon on Monday morning, February 7, with the African Cup of Nations trophy and his medal.

The Liverpool striker scored the decisive penalty kick on Sunday night, February 6, which gave the Senegalese team the AFCON 2021 title beating seven-time champions Egypt.

Egypt started their campaign at the just concluded 2021 African Cup of Nations on a losing note against the Super Eagles of Nigeria, but they bounced back winning their subsequent games before reaching the final.

Mohamed Salah and his teammates were impressive in their semifinal clash against Cameroon as they won on penalties against the host nation in what was a tough battle.

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