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Senegal Awards $87,000 Cash, Land To AFCON Winning Squad by adenigga(m): 10:48am On Feb 09, 2022
Senegal’s President Macky Sall awarded the national football team cash prizes and plots of land on Tuesday, AFP reporters said, following the squad’s weekend victory in the African Cup of Nations.

In a ceremony in the presidential palace in the capital Dakar, he also appointed team members to the West African country’s prestigious Order of the Lion, as thousands of fans cheered outside the gates.

“By your vital force and your creative genius, you have reversed the course of history,” the president said, standing on a podium beside the Cup of Nations trophy.

“We dreamed of the cup, you built this dream and you made it come true,” he added.

Led by Liverpool star Sadio Mane, Senegal overcame Mohamed Salah’s Egypt 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out in Sunday’s final in Cameroon. The game had finished goalless after extra time.

The victory marked Senegal’s first success after over fifty years of fielding teams in the tournament — and sparked jubilant celebrations across Dakar on Sunday.


Hundreds of thousands of ecstatic fans also flooded the streets of the city of three million people on Monday — which the government had declared a public holiday — to greet the team as it returned from Cameroon.

Three people lost their lives during the massive celebrations, Sall said.

On Tuesday, he announced a prize of the equivalent of some $87,000 for each team member, as well as a 200 square-metre (2,100 square-foot) plot of land in Dakar, and a 500 square-metre (5,400 square-foot) plot in the nearby city of Diamniadio.

[“There are no words to express you to our pride, our joy and our gratitude,” Sall said.

The president also urged Senegal coach Aliou Cisse to lead his team to the semi-finals of the 2022 World Cup, held in Qatar.

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Re: Senegal Awards $87,000 Cash, Land To AFCON Winning Squad by dawnomike(m): 10:52am On Feb 09, 2022
They did their nation proud ..
Re: Senegal Awards $87,000 Cash, Land To AFCON Winning Squad by paulolee(m): 11:11am On Feb 09, 2022
they deserved more...the guys really tried..
since d start dey were playing n balling on a low without noise unlike naija wey jus win Egypt dey make noise anyhow only to lose for first round..

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Re: Senegal Awards $87,000 Cash, Land To AFCON Winning Squad by MarveworldG: 11:12am On Feb 09, 2022
Well deserved

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Re: Senegal Awards $87,000 Cash, Land To AFCON Winning Squad by Nobody: 11:32am On Feb 09, 2022
Make dem go thank their stars say dem no jam Naija for the AFCON. We for know who be He & She goat.
Re: Senegal Awards $87,000 Cash, Land To AFCON Winning Squad by WibusJaga: 11:41am On Feb 09, 2022
About ₦45M. Dem try. cool
Re: Senegal Awards $87,000 Cash, Land To AFCON Winning Squad by WibusJaga: 11:41am On Feb 09, 2022
About ₦45M. Dem try.

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Re: Senegal Awards $87,000 Cash, Land To AFCON Winning Squad by Nobody: 11:52am On Feb 09, 2022
emeernest:
Make dem go thank their stars say dem no jam Naija for the AFCON. We for know who be He & She goat.

Story

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Re: Senegal Awards $87,000 Cash, Land To AFCON Winning Squad by Paybackperiod: 12:22pm On Feb 09, 2022
paulolee:
they deserved more...the guys really tried..
since d start dey were playing n balling on a low without noise unlike naija wey jus win Egypt dey make noise anyhow only to lose for first round..


thats right , try leave english for people way get am
Re: Senegal Awards $87,000 Cash, Land To AFCON Winning Squad by paulolee(m): 1:31pm On Feb 09, 2022
Paybackperiod:
thats right , try leave english for people way get am
I no hold or follow DM drag am naa
Re: Senegal Awards $87,000 Cash, Land To AFCON Winning Squad by vanida6: 4:14pm On Feb 09, 2022
I know mane go do giveaway wit em own, make I kukuh contact dat guy now grin

make em no forget me grin

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Re: Senegal Awards $87,000 Cash, Land To AFCON Winning Squad by LagosEmir: 5:37pm On Feb 09, 2022
Well deserved I must say

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