President Macky Sall of Senegal has rewarded each member of the Senegal national team with cash prizes and plots of land for winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
Each team member received over $87,000 (£64,000) and plots in the capital, Dakar, and in the neighboring Diamniadio city during a ceremony at the presidential palace.
He said, “By your vital force and your creative genius, you have reversed the course of history.
“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.
In other news, a young man has met his untimely de@th after he tried to fight a security officer for his gun in public.
The video sees the suspected criminal approaching the security personnel who held on to his gun and was guarding a place that looks like a mall.
The unfortunate incident captured by CCTV saw the young man running towards the security officer t snatch his gun and before he could get a hold of it, the officer pulled the trigger.
Watch the video below;
Crime does not pay pic.twitter.com/5Qa3C59qpl
— Ntshieng (@LeratoN_) February 8, 2022