The 27-year-old Liverpool forward , Sadio Mane who failed to register his presence as he was beaten to a relative fourth spot behind Lionel Messi, Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo has issued a lovely apology to football fans over his absence at the Ballon d’Or award gala in Paris
The Senegalese who had a remarkable year for Liverpool and also magnificent again as Liverpool defeating Everton 5-2 at Anfield on Wednesday, December 4 was tipped to win the individual honour having guided the Reds to European glory last season .
In a brief video shared by France Football, the Liverpool sensation congratulated Messi for winning the award, adding that the Barcelona star would be the one to present him the gong next year.
— France Football (@francefootball) December 2, 2019
“Hello everyone, it’s Sadio Mane – I would have loved to be here with you, but sadly my schedule didn’t allow me, because I have a game this Wednesday,”
the Senegalese star promised to be back better while expressing confidence on possible Ballon d’Or glory next season.
Meanwhile, Mane has scored nine goals and registered eight assists in his first 15 league appearances of the campaign.