After Senegal defeated Poland 2-1 in their first World Cup clash, their fans stayed behind to voluntarily clean up the mess they had made at their part of the stadium on Tuesday.
Senegal fans cleaning the stadium after their 2-1 victory against Poland
The Terranga Lions of Senegal on Tuesday, became the first African team to win a match at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia after they emerged victorious in a 2-1 defeat of Poland.
In a bid to celebrate their victory in style, the Senegalese fans showed their civil side by cleaning up the stadium joyfully 40minutes after their game against Poland in their opening game of Russia 2018 World cup.
The fans were seen packing drinks and food packaging and putting them in the bin bags in a bid to keep the stadium clean. They were later praised online for their act of cleanliness and ability to be humble and helpful despite their victory.
Coached by Alou Cisse, the captain of the Senegalese side which shocked France 1-0 on their road to the quarter finals of the Korea/Japan 2002 World Cup, Senegal scored in both half to record an impressive win.
Led by Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, the West African country which is the highest ranked African nation in the FIFA rankings opened their World Cup account through an own goal by Brazil-born defender, Thiago Cionek on 37 minutes.
Senegal, in only their second World Cup appearance since their 2002 impressive debut, however, held on to record an impressive win over the shell-shocked Europeans, and will look to take control of Group H when they meet Japan, who earlier recorded a surprise 2-1 win Colombia, on 24 June.