Senegal’s football team get land and cash prizes

<SUNBIGHT>~Football~Eke~10th February,2022.

SENEGAL has rewarded each member of the national football team with cash prizes and plots of land following their win at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Each team member received more than $87,000 (£64,000) and plots in the capital, Dakar, and in the neighbouring Diamniadio city during a ceremony at the presidential palace.

President Macky Sall also appointed the team to the Senegal’s prestigious Order of the Lion, with fans cheering outside the gates.

The president had earlier thanked the team for reaching the “summit of Africa” and for bringing “pride and honour that marks great people”.

He also praised the team’s coach, Aliou Cissé.

Senegal defeated Egypt 4-2 on penalties, becoming the tournament champions for the first time in their history.■

[Courtesy: BBC]

Angry Fans attempts arson at Home of Sierra Leone Striker

<SUNBIGHT>~Sierra Leone~Nkwo~24th January,2022.

ANGRY Sierra Leonean fans attempted burning House of Striker Kei Kamara in Sierra Leone, after he missed a penalty in their game against Equatorial Guinea.

Security operatives were quick to respond. His house is currently under police protection

The Lone Stars lost 1-0 to Equatorial Guinea in their final group game on Thursday night, forcing them to return home.

Victory would have seen the team qualify for the knockout phase of the tournament, but they missed out as Pablo Ganet’s goal sealed the win for Equatorial Guinea.■

[Courtesy: PanAfricanDailyTV]

HISTORICAL FACT: First Woman Referee in AFCON 2022

<SUNBIGHT>~Cameroon~ Nkwo~20th January,2022.

RWANDAN Salima MUKANSANGA becomes the first woman in history to referee an AFCON match.

The 35-year-old on Tuesday, 18th Jan, officiated the match between Guinea and Zimbabwe.

Mukansanga’s first real involvement came when she brandished her first yellow card, booking Ibrahima Cisse for a raised elbow.

Mukansanga showed six yellow cards in total but, having previously refereed at the Tokyo Olympics last year, looked assured throughout her landmark outing in the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo.

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[Courtesy: PanAfricanDailyTV]