With a Senegalese dad, Omar Sy did not fail to salute the magnificent victory of the Teranga Lions in the final of the African Cup of Nations on February 6, 2022. And the French actor received the support of other supporters, happy with the coronation of Sadio Mané’s teammates.
The anomaly is repaired. A great land of African football, Senegal had never had the honor of putting its name on the list of the African Cup of Nations. Twice, the Teranga Lions had failed in the final of this competition (2002 and 2019), nourishing enormous regrets at the height of their joy, in this crazy Cameroonian night of February 6, 2022. Because, Sadio Mané’s teammates have finally lifted their first continental trophy after their forceps victory against Egypt (0-0, 4-2 on penalties). Dakar exploded with happiness after this coronation, President Macky Sall even decreeing this day of Monday « holiday, non-working and paid », while an entire country waits for its heroes at the airport to take communion.
All Senegal supporters, even Michel Polnareff
Omar Sy will not be physically on the tarmac, but his heart will vibrate strongly for the Senegalese Lions. Originally from this country by his father, where he makes a pilgrimage every year in the company of his family, the actor rooted in his dual French and African culture did not fail to congratulate the lucky winners of this competition. « So much emotion!!! Long live the lions of Senegal! Our gaindés, Our mbarode, thank you and congratulations for this immense victory!!!! So proud and happy, » he wrote in the caption of a photo of him all smiles, wearing the green jersey of his selection.
And if some chafouins reproached him for this sudden outpouring of joy, many shared the happiness of the hero of yao, like Hapsatou Sy, Rudy Gobert and even Michel Polnareff, who we didn’t know was a football fan. The unifying power of football definitely knows no borders.