- 57-year-old Elizabeth Tau has opened up about how her son’s success at Mamelodi Sundowns has changed her life for the better
- Percy Tau’s mom says she still can’t believe that she has her own house, which he built for her
- Elizabeth was against Percy’s career choice at first
57-year-old Elizabeth Tau has opened up about how her footballer of the year son, Percy Tau, has changed her and the entire family’s lives since making his debut with Mamelodi Sundowns in February 2014.
Elizabeth says she still wakes up some mornings and can’t believe that she owns her own house, which Percy built for her.
She admits that she still gets scared and nervous because she did not expect Percy to make such a success of himself in such a short time.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Percy was one of Elizabeth’s eight children. She raised all eight of her children as a single mother in the mining town of Witbank. She says back then she could never imagine owning a house.
Elizabeth admits that it was tough trying to raise eight children on a single income and says she had to work incredibly hard to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads.
TimesLive.co.za reported that things changed in the Tau family after Percy joined Mamelodi Sundowns. Elizabeth is still in awe of her fantastic new life.
“I wake up every morning and sweep the yard and sometimes I just pause and look at my house (the one Percy built for us) and I cry on my own,” she said.
Elizabeth reveals that she didn’t want Percy to make a career out of football.
“At first I didn’t want him to play football. I didn’t like the fact that the boys often came back home after sunset from their football‚” she said.
And what about Percy’s much speculated move to Europe?
Elizabeth said her son has her blessing to do as he sees fit, she said she hoped to fly overseas to watch him play some day.
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