Percy Tau Says He Wanted to Play Football, Which Is Why He Joined Al Ahly

Percy Tau Says He Wanted to Play Football, Which Is Why He Joined Al Ahly

  • Not everyone agrees with Percy Tau's decision to leave Brighton but the player has opened up about his big choice
  • Tau simply wanted to play more football and says staying at Brighton would've hindered him from growing in his career
  • He also touched on how it feels to be elected the vice-captain of Bafana Bafana and the responsibility it comes with

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When Percy Tau joined Brighton & Hove Albion, it was thought that we would have another South African playing in the big leagues once again. Unfortunately, it didn't pan out that way and the 27-year-old star had to make a quick decision about his career.

Percy Tau made headlines when he decided to join Pitso Mosimane at Al Ahly and many questioned if the decision was the right one. Tau has now opened up about why he joined the Egyptian giants and shared that he simply just wants to play football.

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Percy Tau, Al Ahly, Bafana Bafana, Brighton & Hove Albion
Percy Tau simply wanted to get more playing time, this influenced his move to Al Ahly. Image: James Williamson - AMA
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"I know South Africa is a footballing nation, so what’s the point of me sitting on the bench and not playing? Everyone wants to see me playing. I want to see myself playing. My family wants to see me play," said Tau, according to a report by SowetanLIVE.

He added that people will always talk but he decided to do what was best for him and his budding career. At 27, Tau still has a lot to offer and didn't want to waste the opportunity by sitting on the bench.

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Tau has just been given the opportunity to be the vice-captain of Bafana Bafana by coach Hugo Broos. He is honoured to have the role but feels it won't change much, according to Soccer Laduma.

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"It's an honour to be here. It's the first time working with the coach and I am looking forward to it. The work continues. We just have to get down and work," said Tau.

Percy Tau shared a heartwarming video of his friends showing love

Briefly News previously reported that Percy Tau recently made a major move to Al Ahly and might be guaranteed some more game time than he was at Brighton & Hove Albion. Tau took to social media to share a sweet message to the timeline and gave people all the feels.

It looked like Tau was just having fun in a humble neighbourhood with his friends, playing football. In the footage, one of his mates says that Tau should remember that when he plays, he plays for all of them as well.

Social media users were moved by the post, which Tau simply captioned with a red heart, showing just how much he cares for his people. South Africans are still congratulating Tau on the move to Al Ahly.


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