Adorable Moment as Senegal Star Idrissa Gueye’s Son Cherishes AFCON Medal

Adorable Moment as Senegal Star Idrissa Gueye’s Son Cherishes AFCON Medal

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye's son is proud of his father's latest achievement after helping the country win the AFCON
  • The young Gueye who received his father's medal is seen caressing the pendant in delight to mark Senegal's success
  • The Paris Saint-Germain star played all games and was crucial in the final against Egypt on Sunday in Cameroon

Son of Paris Saint-Germain and Senegal star, Idrissa 'Gana' Gueye, is relishing his father's latest achievement following the Teranga Lions' AFCON triumph.

Idrissa Gueye started and played the entire duration of the final against Egypt, as Senegal won on penalties to secure their first ever AFCON title.

With the celebrations continuing in Dakar, Gueye's son seized the moment as he was spotted wearing his father's medal in delight.

Idrissa Gueye and his adorable son. SOURCE: @_Maaurice @FootballSenegal
Son of Idrissa Gueye spotted wearing dad's AFCON medal. SOURCE: @_Maaurice @FootballSenegal
Source: Twitter

A photo posted on Twitter, spotted by Sports Brief, showed the excitement on the face on the young Gueye.

It was the first-ever Africa Cup of Nations title won by Senegal after two earlier attempts saw them lose in 2002 and just three years ago.

The team returned to Senegal amidst huge crowd as they were given a heroes welcome for their success in Cameroon.

Senegal team given heroes welcome

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Sadio Mane and teammates were treated to a heroes' welcome on their return to Senegal following their historic Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) victory.

Aliou Cisse's side lifted their first major tournament trophy by beating Egypt on penalties in the final at the Olembe stadium in Cameroon on Sunday.

Mane scored the all important penalty to help the Teranga Lions defeat Egypt 4-2 during shootouts after the game ended on stalemate after extra time.

Senegal players rewarded by President Macky Sall

The government of Senegal, led by President Macky Sall, has rewarded each national football team member cash prizes and plots of land following their win in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Senegal defeated Egypt on penalties to be crowned champions of Africa for the first time in their history which triggered triumphant commemoration across the streets of Dakar on Sunday, February 6.

In view of this, the president deemed it necessary to reward the players as a way of motivating them for their sacrifice, determination and hard work throughout the tournament.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.