SUN mascot Harry Mane stole the show during a dance-off with Senegalese fans yesterday.
Senegalese fans entertained crowds in Doha’s main souk with traditional dance and music.
But the biggest cheers came when Harry joined them.
Alhadji Diedhiou, 39, danced with Harry and said: “I love your lion. Our team is known as the Lions of Teranga so it’s fitting that we play the Three Lions next.”
Meanwhile, The Sun hoisted the St George flag over Africa’s tallest statue, the 52m tall African Renaissance Monument in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, on Sunday.
But jewelry worker Coumba told Sun girl Eleanor Sharples it wouldn’t stop Senegal from winning.
Only a few hundred fans made the journey from West Africa to Qatar, but they made a lot of noise with their routines every night.
Sidy Sagna, 47, said: “We are famous for our atmosphere before, during and after the game. We will create an atmosphere in the stadium and we will win.”
Given the limited number of their fans at the World Cup, the side have called on all Africans to support them in tomorrow night’s round of 16 match against England at the Al Bayt Stadium.
Chelsea defender Kalidou Koulibaly, 31, captain of Senegal, previously said: “I call on all Africans to come together because that is how we will move forward.
“We support all African teams and I think they support us too. This is really nice. We heard the fans throughout the game – we will need them for the upcoming games.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6834946/harry-mane-sun-mascot-dance-off-senegal-fans/ Sun mascot Harry Mane steals the show during a dance-off with Senegalese fans ahead of the World Cup KO match