Absa Premiership

Tau credits Sundowns for handling the pressure

2019-06-07 08:12
Percy Tau and Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana forward Percy Tau believes his experience with former club Mamelodi Sundowns has prepared him well for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations.

Tau was a part of the Sundowns team that won the CAF Champions League in 2016 before later winning a move to Brighton.

The 25-year-old starred on loan for Royal Union Saint-Gilloise in Belgium's second tier and was later named Proximus Player of the Season.

Bafana are preparing to take part in the AFCON and are in a tough group along with Morocco, Ivory Coast and Namibia.

He told reporters: "I think if you look after yourself quite well, it becomes easier. And then, yeah, I got to be prepared at Sundowns for such games, and so many games and tough schedules.

"I think, with my body, it becomes easier now when I face such demands, but I was also just lucky to have gotten three weeks' break [from club football].

"Look, other things are also important in life. It happens that I was able to finish my schooling, so I'm proud of that.

"And also, to continue with the hard work in Belgium and be named Player of the Season, which brings great confidence in what I've done and what the team also did.

"So, it was just a lot of positives to take out of my journey since I've left [South Africa]."

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