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Senegal national team donates cash to fight coronavirus
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Senegal national team donates cash to fight coronavirus

Senegal national team, Lions of Teranga, has donated 85,456,110 CFA francs ($143,268) towards the country's efforts in combating coronavirus crisis. 

Senegal Football Federation (FSF) announced that the players made the contribution as part of their fight against the virus that as so far infected 130 in the country. The money was donated to the Ministry of Health's Forces-Covid-19 kitty. 

Members of the national team technical bench led by Aliou Cisse also donated a sum of 5,700,000 CFA francs ($9,500) to the same cause. 

Liverpool star Sadio Mane donated £41,000 to the ministry in a personal gesture. 

The FSF had earlier donated 18,400,000 CFA francs ($30,000) to the kitty making the total contributions from the football fraternity stand over 109,556,110 CFA francs ($182,000).

The outbreak has led to dozens of countries suspending their leagues and tournaments. On Tuesday, CAF suspended CHAN 2020 that was scheduled to take place from April 4 to 25. The African football body had earlier cancelled the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers that were set for the last week of March.