Durban- Following Bafana Bafana’s impressive 3-1 win over Guinea-Bissau, SAFA President Danny Jordaan has praised debutant Mamelodi Sundowns forward Percy Tau for his heroic performance despite playing only a few minutes towards the closing stages of the game.
Substitute Tau was on target for South Africa alongside Kermit Erasmus and Andile Jali as Bafana triumphed over the West African based team in a friendly encounter played at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday.
A minute prior to his dream start to the national team, the 22-year-old goal poacher was booked for a tackle from behind and went on to score a well curled strike from a tight angle, something which appeased the former Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Mayor.
“I am very happy. What a start for Percy Tau,” said Jordaan.
“His first contribution was a tackle and he got a yellow card. His second touch was a goal and his first goal for the national team on debut.
“I don’t think he could have asked for a better start in the Bafana journey. Both a warning and a celebration for him.
“So as SAFA we wish him well and hope that he’ll have a bright future at Bafana. It was an incredible start for him to his international football career.”
Meanwhile, former teammate and striking partner at Sundowns, Keagan Dolly, also extended his praises to Tau.
The Montpellier winger believes that with players as ambitious as Tau in the Bafana fold, the national team is now heading to the right direction.
“It was a good game for the team overall. Everyone performed well today (Saturday),” Dolly insisted.
“I am very happy for Percy Tau for winning his first cap. He scored a goal on his debut.
“And it is very inspiring for other young stars and it also proves that the future of South African football is bright.”