By Alec Fenn For The Daily Mail
Published: 23:44 GMT, 8 January 2020 | Updated: 23:44 GMT, 8 January 2020
Sadio Mane was forced to miss his own party to celebrate winning the African Footballer of the Year award on Tuesday.
Mane beat Mo Salah and Riyad Mahrez to the prize at a ceremony in Egypt and had hoped to fly directly to the capital of his homeland Senegal.
But the private plane on which he was ready to travel was grounded after the crew failed to get the necessary permission to fly over Tunisia.
Sadio Mane was forced to miss his own party after winning African Player of the Year award
Mane's plane failed to get permission to fly over Tunisia enroute to Senegal's capital Dakar
Mane has instead returned to Liverpool to begin preparations for Saturday's clash with Spurs
AFP report that he was due to be met by a crowd of supporters ahead of a parade and ceremony with the country's president.
But after a last minute attempt to secure