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]."