Football-World Cup 2022: the reasons for the esteem and admiration of the people of West Papua towards the Lions of Senegal

XALIMANEWS-Aliou Cissé’s proteges, credited with a good run so far in this Qatari World Cup, are preparing to play their round of 16 this Sunday against England. Senegal, thanks to these performances, has acquired the esteem and admiration of many countries, in Africa and other continents. West Papua is one of them.

West Papua is one of the countries, a fan of Senegal, in this 2022 World Cup. And with each success of captain Kalidou Koulibaly and his band, the Papuan people rejoice. As was the case, last Tuesday after the victory, qualifying in 8th, against Ecuador (1-2. The inhabitants of this people of Oceania, celebrated the success of the Lions, in the street, in bikers , waving flags of Senegal, as was also the case during Russia 2018.

Papua New Guineans take to the streets celebrating the Lions’ qualification for the 8th round on Tuesday

Why do these people, so far from the African continent, have so much admiration for the Lions, which they have supported since the 2018 Russian World Cup? According to Ronny Kareni, “Senegal has long supported the struggle for the liberation of West Papua. Also, the story of Sadio Mané as a professional footballer has inspired many people,” he wrote on his Twitter account,