Crowds welcome Senegal national team back home after AFCON final

Credit: Reuters - Sports
Published on July 20, 2019 - Duration: 02:00s

Crowds welcome Senegal national team back home after AFCON final

Thousands of cheering fans welcome to the Senegal national team back home despite loss in Africa Cup of Nations final

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Crowds welcome Senegal national team back home after AFCON final

SHOWS: DAKAR, SENEGAL (JULY 20, 2019) (RTS - NO USE SENEGAL) 1.

SENEGAL SUPPORTER MAKING HIS WAY THROUGH THE CROWDS ON A HORSE / BUS CARRYING SENEGAL NATIONAL TEAM AND CAR CARRYING OFFICIALS MOVING THROUGH THE CROWD 2.

PEOPLE WAVING AS BUS CARRYING SENEGAL NATIONAL TEAM PASSES BY 3.

CROWDS WAVING FLARES AND FLAGS ON TOP OF BRIDGE 4.

CROWDS CHANTING ON BRIDGE STAIRS 5.

PEOPLE WAVING AS CONVOY PASSES BY 6.

SENEGAL NATIONAL TEAM AND OFFICIALS WAVING TO THE CROWD / PEOPLE STANDING ON TOP OF BUSES 7.

OFFICIALS WAVING TO CROWDS / PLAYERS ON BUS WAVING SENEGAL FLAG STORY: Supporters packed the streets of Dakar Saturday (July 20) to celebrate the return of the Senegal national soccer team despite their loss to Algeria in Friday's Africa Cup of Nations final.

The Lions of Teranga, as the club is known, sat on top of cars and buses and waved to the thousands of cheering fans as they slowly made their way from the airport to the presidental palace.

Senegal entered the AFCON final in Cairo as the favorite after making the 2018 World Cup but fell behind Algeria on a freak second-minute goal and never managed a goal of their own, falling 1-0.

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