Despite their sad defeat at the just ended 2019 African Cup of Nations, the President of Senegal has gifted each player and staff member an amount of $34,000 USD.
They were happily received at the state’s house by government officials.
Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time as a freak early goal secured a 1-0 win against Senegal in the final in Cairo. Baghdad Bounedjah’s shot took a huge deflection off Salif Sane and looped over goalkeeper Alfred Gomes.
The Lions of Teranga was captained by Sadio Mane who is also a player of English side, Liverpool FC. Alongside Moussa Wagué who plays for FC Barcelona, Salif Sane who plays for Schalke 04, Kalidou Koulibaly who plays for Napoli and other players.