- President of Senegal, Macky Sall has congratulated the country's senior women's national team for qualifying for the 2022 Women's Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON)
- Morocco will have the privilege of hosting the rest of Africa in this year's competition with Senegal making their third appearance
- Meanwhile, Senegal has also inaugurated the state-of-art stadium edifice in the city of Diamniadio
West African nation, Senegal has been jumping from one good news to the other with the latest positive vibe hitting Dakar being the Teranga Lionesses.
The senior women's national team of Senegal, Teranga Lionesses booked their qualification to the biennial continental showpiece this year.
Expressing his profound joy on the Lionesses' qualification to the AWCON, which will be staged in Morocco, was president Macky Sall.
The first gentleman of Senegal took to Twitter to congratulate the ladies for their feat to add to the string of good news reverberating in the country.
The female national team will look to replicate what their male counterparts did in Cameroon last month, where they defeated Egypt on penalties to clinch their maiden trophy.
As if that was not enough, the country topped it up with an infrastructural masterstroke with the inauguration of the 50,000-seater ultra-modern stadium in the city of Diamniadio.
Senegal end decade-long AWCON absence
Senegal brought an end to their 10-year absence at the Africa Women's Cup of Nations after edging Mali 3-2 on penalty shootouts.
The Lionesses threw away their one-nil first-leg advantage in the reverse fixture but held on to send the match to the dreaded penalty shoot-outs after 1-1 in regulation time.
And it was Senegal who shocked their hosts by claiming a 3-2 victory to seal a spot in the 12th edition of the biennial competition which will be hosted by Morocco.
Senegal outdoors ultra-modern stadium few weeks after AFCON glory
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the government of Senegal has outdoored the country's newly-built state of the art stadium in Diamniadio in the presence of thousands of fans of the national team.
Having won the Africa Cup of Nations early this month, the West African football powerhouse followed their success with the completion of the stadium which will host all their international matches.
At a ceremony in the country's capital Dakar, Senegal President Macky Sall revealed the stadium is named after the former head of state, Abdoulaye Wade.