Nicolas Jackson: Chelsea Forward Sends Message to New Senegal President During Inauguration

Nicolas Jackson: Chelsea Forward Sends Message to New Senegal President During Inauguration

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 3, 2024 at 12:47 PM
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  • Nicolas Jackson has celebrated new Senegal president
  • Bassirou Diomaye Faye was sworn into office on Tuesday
  • Jackson is preparing for the game against Man United

Chelsea forward, Nicolas Jackson, is one of the many Senegalese who celebrated the inauguration of the new President, Bassirou Diomaye Faye.

Faye became the youngest African president after winning the general election in March, replacing Macky Sall as the West African nation's new head of state.

The 44-year-old was sworn into office on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, as the people of Senegal took to the streets of Dakar to celebrate a change in their political leadership.

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Nicolas Jackson celebrates the new Senegal President, Bassirou Diomaye Faye. Credit: @Chelsea @channelstv.
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Jackson, who has been preparing with his Chelsea teammates ahead of their Premier League clash against Manchester United, took to social media to congratulate the new President.

"Our new president of the Republic of Senegal, Bassirou Diomaye Diakhar Faye, was sworn in this morning in Dakar. Congratulations to him, his coalition, and the Senegalese people. Peace and prosperity in Senegal," he posted on Instagram.

Meanwhile, during the international break, the captain of the Teranga Lions, Kalidou Koulibaly also disclosed the team's desire to meet Mr Faye.

“I think like I said before, it was the people who won. The people voted the people made this choice,” he told Wiw Sport.
“The most important thing is that the people are happy. Because all Senegalese people are happy today. Congratulations to our new president. We can't wait to see him, to meet him so we can talk with him. We will try to make him proud as we did with the presidents who preceded him.”

Jackson is enjoying a decent campaign in England after joining Chelsea from Villarreal in the summer transfer window, scoring nine goals in the ongoing campaign.

Koulibaly congratulates new Senegal president

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Senegal captain, Kalidou Koulibaly congratulated new Senegal President, Bassirou Diomaye Faye.

The 44-year-old emerged victorious from the presidential election in Senegal, defeating the ruling party's Amadou Ba to become the next head of the state of the West African nation.

While he was declared president-elect of Senegal, the Teranga Lions were in action against Gabon and Benin in the international break.

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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.