Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says replacing a player like Percy Tau was always going to be a huge challenge even for the reigning Absa Premiership champions.
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Sundowns sold the Absa Premiership Player of the Season to English Premier League outfit Brighton for a fee in the region of R50 million, who was then loaned to Royale Union Saint-Gilloise in Belgium's second tier.
Tau was massively influential when they won the title in 2017/18 as he scored 11 league goals and provided countless assists.
The 24-year-old is now enjoying success with his Belgian side as well where he has managed four goals and five assists in 13 appearances in all competitions.
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As such, Mosimane, who was recently a dignitary for the Nelson Mandela Challenge game between Bafana Bafana and Paraguay, admitted that replacing him was always going to be tough.
Speaking to the media, he said: "I told you guys it'll be difficult for me to replace Tau and you guys are not listening to me, and you don't understand.
"If you don't have a player like that, you tell me where I'm going to get it? But this is not the space for me to talk, this is SAFA's space."