THE Sun on Sunday has taken over Africa’s tallest statue ahead of England’s must-win match against Senegal tonight.
We cheekily flew the St George’s flag outside the 52-metre high African Renaissance monument which overlooks the country’s capital Dakar.
The bronze statue, which was completed in 2010, marks 50 years of independence from France.
It was commissioned by Senegal’s then president Abdoulaye Wade and depicts an idealised African family.
The stunt comes after Senegalese footy fans yesterday said that while they were confident in their own Lions stars, they feared England’s young Three Lions, particularly Marcus Rashford.
Trainer Ernest, 34, said: “We fear Marcus Rashford, Harry Kane and Phil Foden.
“Those players are world class and are playing at the biggest clubs. They can score at any moment because they are top players.”
Almost 18 million Senegalese will be roaring on their lions tonight at bars and pop-up fan zones across the country.
Fans are set to gather hours before the match starts to secure good spots to watch the last 16 grudge match.
Victory for the Senegalese will see their millions of fans spill out onto the streets in celebration.
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An England win will see us into the quarter-finals to play either France or Poland.
At the 2018 World Cup England beat Colombia 4-3 on penalties in the last 16 stage of the competition.