Public Holiday in Senegal in 2022

Public Holiday in Senegal in 2022

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2022 Senegal Mon, Feb 7 National Holiday

A public holiday to celebrate Senegal's first-ever victory in the African Cup.

Senegal's President Macky Sall declared Monday February 7th 2022 as a public holiday to celebrate the national football team's first-ever African Cup of Nations crown following their victory against Egypt.

Sall, who had been due to visit Comoros at the end of a trip that took in Egypt and Ethiopia, canceled the last leg in order to welcome the triumphant Lions on their return to Dakar at 1300 GMT Monday, RTS public television said.

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

After two previous final defeats in 2002 and 2019, Senegal finally claimed their first Cup of Nations title.

"The president of the republic declared Monday a public holiday, a paid day off, following the brilliant victory of the Lions," RTS said, citing a presidential decree.

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