Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns assistant coach Manqoba Mnqgithi has urged the club's younger players to follow in the footsteps of Percy Tau by making a name for themselves out on loan.
The 22-year-old Tau is currently enjoying the form of his life, having enjoyed an unforgettable year, which saw him contribute immensely to Masandawana clinching the CAF Champions League in addition to scoring his side's only goal at the FIFA Club World Cup.
Mnqgithi believes that Tau's exploits have been aided by his successful loan spell at National First Division outfit Witbank Spurs during the 2015/16 campaign - something which should inspire Sundowns' future stars.
"It is good example to other players who grew up in small teams," he told KickOff. "They need to appreciate to go out on loans, compete, fight to other teams.
"Honestly speaking, I didn't know Percy was this talented but the way he returned from his loan spell with Witbank Spurs, he was strong, on form and focused and not wanting to make more mistakes in his game.
"That showed me it is very important to respect this because, if you look at it closer, Keagan Dolly - if you take it that he was on loan at Ajax Cape Town - came from Sundowns' development team and when he returned to Sundowns he came back very strong.
"Percy, as I'm speaking to you, he's a key player at Sundowns and being one of the youngest players, so things like that makes us happy as coaches," he concluded.