Liverpool striker Sadio Mane has blasted the decision not to nominate Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy for this year’s Ballon d’Or as ‘inadmissible’.
Mendy, 29, has been a revelation at Stamford Bridge following his shock move from Rennes one year ago.
The Senegal international played a crucial role in Chelsea’s Champions League triumph last term.
And Mendy was named European Goalkeeper of the Year award from Uefa in August.
He has now been nominated for this year’s Yachine Trophy.
Named in honour of legendary Russian ace Lev Yashin, the only goalie to win the Ballon d’Or in 1963, it will be presented at the upcoming awards ceremony this winter.
However, Senegal teammate Mane can’t believe Mendy hasn’t been put forward for the top prize itself.
The Liverpool ace told Onze Mondial: “It’s inadmissible. I don’t understand it, it’s regrettable.”