Senegal’s president Macky Sall has rewarded players of the national team around $87,000 each for winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Senegal defeated Egypt on penalties in the final on Sunday in Cameroon to claim their first-ever Nations Cup trophy.

For their title-run, President Sall also gifted the players plots of land in the nation’s capital, Dakar.

The president also paid tribute to the players and coach for their efforts, saying: “Here you are, on top of Africa. Thanks to your fighting spirit, your talent and your commitment, you have brought back to us the pride and honour that marks great people.

“Thank you to coach Aliou ‘El Tactico’,” he continued. “As I said, he doesn’t talk much, he doesn’t make noise, but he is efficient, and he brought us the Africa Cup with his valiant team. Thank you, from all those who were with you. Through quiet strength and imperturbable serenity, you have shown your qualities as a leader of men.”