Senegal U 20 team, finalist, finalist of the just ended African Cup of Nations, arrived on Monday, in the early afternoon at L S Senghor International Airport.Coach Youssouph Dabo boys who narrowly missed the continental trophy to Mali, received the warm congratulations of the Minister of Sports, represented by his Secretary General, Mr. Paul Dionne. « Through your brilliant performances in Niger, you have honored the National flag and the nation is grateful to you, « said Mr Dionne, adding that people in Senegal enjoyed moments of joy, and pride during the two weeks that lasted the African Cup of Nations. This statement was confirmed by the president of the Senegalese Football Federation. According to Maitre Augustin Senghor, people logically believed the trophy would go to Senegal but unfortunately the team was not lucky. « players controlled the game, they were in a new situation by conceding a goal for the first time, however, they managed to equalize but unfortunately, they did not have enough resources to increase the tally, and finally the two teams had to resort to penalty shootout » said the president of the FSF, who encouraged the young players, very affected by their defeat against Mali. The head of Senegalese football reiterated the commitment of the federation to continue developing the smaller categories that are the future of Senegalese football.