- Sadio Mane should have won Ballon d'Or award, according to Yaya Toure
- The former Man City star describes Senegalese star's snub as a shame
- Mane finished fourth in voting with 347 votes behind Lionel Messi, Ronald and van Dijk
Former Manchester City star, Yaya Toure, believes Liverpool star Sadio Mane deserved to win Ballon d'Or award, describing the snub as an insult to African football.
The Senegalese failed to win the the prestigious individual honour as he was beaten to a relative fourth spot behind Lionel Messi, Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Barcelona ace scoped the award for the record sixth time to break the tie between him and Juventus star.
Mane, who had a remarkable year for Liverpool last season, was believed to be deserving of the gong having guided the Reds to European glory last season.
And the disgruntled Ivorian has now cristicised the organisers of the award for overlooking the Senegalese star despite his incredible outing on the European stage last season.
"To be honest he deserved to win the Ballon d'Or. In Africa we don't see any better players than him," Toure told reporters in Doha
"Did you see the votes, did you see what he did in the last year, how many goals he scored, what he achieved with Liverpool?
"For me it is a shame when a team wins this trophy [the Champions League] and the winner of the Ballon d'Or is not coming from there," he further submitted.
Man has scored over 10 goals this season and he is on the track of leading Liverpool to another wonderful year.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Lionel Messi has opened the lids on why he voted Liverpool and Senegalese star Sadio Mane for FIFA The Best award back in September.
The Argentine foraward won Ballon d'Or award but was full of praise for the Liverpool who he said had an amazing year last season.
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