Senegal bring African colour to Russia with dancing celebration

first_imgSenegal, on Tuesday, became the first African nation to register a win at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and with that the African colour and music made its way to Russia.Senegal began their match against Poland with a handful of their supporters producing the loudest noise in the Spartak stadium.Despite being clearly outnumbered by the Polish fans, the Senegal fans made sure they were heard. And Senegal players responded to that support and gave those fans even more reason to celebrate.Two goals out of two disastrous Polish errors meant Senegal got the rewards of all their hard work, inroads and their display of speed. They, ranked 27th according to FIFA rankings, stunned the eighth-ranked Poland 2-1.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEThe World of the underdogs as they have been saying!After M’Baye Niang netted the cheeky second goal for Senegal, the players broke into a little jig of their own, performing what looked like a rehearsed dance step.Mane/Senegal’s celebrationspic.twitter.com/LevvArzdtYLFC KNOWLEDGE (@LFCknowledge) June 19, 2018Over the World Cup, we have seen South American and African players bring out their inner dancers on the world’s biggest sporting stage and with the first African win, Senegal finally brought that endearing part of the tournament.Niang, Sadio Mane, Gana, Sana and Ismaila celebrated the second goal in front of their supporters by matching step to step and showed some African flair.FIFA WORLD CUP: FIXTURES | POINTS TABLENot only that, Senegal’s coach Aliou Cisse, World Cup 2018’s youngest coach at just 42 years of age, had his own unique celebration that went viral on social media.advertisementCisse celebrated his team’s success with a fist bump celebration that ended with an intense look. And of course, social media had a field day with that.scene of the day Senegal manager Aliou Cissé’s celebration when his team scored https://t.co/130wDwgETT3 #WorldCup #SEN pic.twitter.com/BXuJJg0FL5Durutti Degian (@durutti13) June 19, 2018Apart from the team and the management, it were the Senegalese fans that won everyone’s heart.With the letters of ‘Senegal’ painted at the chests, wearing a hat each and a pant each of Senegalese colours and their face screaming the country’s colours, seven supporters stood in the centre cheering for their team aloud. Senegal fans sang and danced throughout the 90 minutes their team played against Poland at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow. (Reuters Photo)Wonderful showing from these #Senegal fans! Very well done!#POLSEN #SEN #LionsOfTeranga pic.twitter.com/2E0VMzrFqHJason Foster (@JogaBonito_USA) June 19, 2018Around them, the rest of the supporters beat their drums, blew their whistles, played their own instruments but sang their one song.These Senegal fans are making enough noise for the whole stadium! Absolute legends! #POL #SEN #POLSEN pic.twitter.com/Q8ZaOGn3SsCOPA90 (@COPA90) June 19, 2018Senegal had arrived at the World Cup!last_img