Brightly coloured but dilapidated minibus-taxis sped into the city centre with fans waving flags from the windows and the rooftop.
"Come and touch the Serigne Touba, he brought us victory," shouted a youth holding out a picture of spiritual leader Cheikh Amadou Bamba, whose Islamic chants and prayers have been specially adapted by Senegalese football supporters.
"Senegal! Senegal!" the fans chanted, reports the French news agency, AFP.
"It's a real feat," one mother in Dakar told AFP.
Along with her four children, all clad in the national colours, she watched as hordes of joyous youths marched towards the presidential palace to celebrate.