It is their second Africa Cup of Nations trophy having won their first in 1992 against Ghana.
The 2015 edition was a repetition of Senegal '92 when the Elephants defeated the Black Stars 11-10 via penalties.
Ghana keeper Razak Brimah wasted the last kick with his Ivorian counterpart Barry Coppa being the hero of the night with a brilliant kick to give his side their second Afcon trophy since '92.
In a consolation message to the Stars shortly after the game, the President wrote on his twitter account : “Kudos #BlackStars. Gallant performance despite our loss. You exceeded our expectations, going from zero to heroes. I am proud of you”.