- Football star Percy Tau has revealed that he is balancing his football career with his tertiary studies
- Tau played a prominent role for Club Brugge in their last UEFA Champions League encounter and has a very busy schedule to contend with
- Tau graduated last year, but is completing a postgraduate degree and revealed his mother to be his main driving force
Bafana Bafana ace Percy Tau has proven his ability on the football pitch, but is an academic off of it.
His heroics in the UEFA Champions League have been well documented, but many people may not know that he balances his busy schedule with his tertiary studies as well.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Tau is completing his postgraduate degree in management after he graduated last year.
Tau somehow manages to find the balance between playing training and travelling.
Belgian media outlet De Standaard reported that Tau credits his time management skills as the key.
Tau said, "When I come across something interesting‚ I take a screenshot and save it. If I have to go to a library or some other institution‚ I will ask for help.”
Tau also explained that his mother is one of the main driving forces in his life.
He said, "When my mother calls me‚ she always asks me about my studies first. Did you do your homework or you must finish that presentation."
Tau added that his mother would then enquire about his football and other facets of his life - after providing an update on his studies.
Tau also expressed his gratitude for the amazing support he and his club are receiving from his fellow South Africans.
The 25-year-old said, “They see me as a role model and a source of inspiration. That's nice. Even though they don't know what battles I sometimes have to fight."
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