Absa Premiership

Tau's focus: 'Inspiring the next generation'

2018-04-11 14:54
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Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns forward Percy Tau wants to use his growing status as one of South Africa's most exciting footballers to inspire aspiring young players.

Tau scored in the 2-1 win over Baroka FC to take his tally for the season to 11 goals, which sees him joining Rodney Ramagalela and the top of the scoring charts.

The 23-year-old is also a strong candidate to win the PSL Player of the Season award and has become a vital member of the Bafana Bafana team.

But Tau says he's not overly concerned about accolades - what motivates him is being a role model to the younger generation.

"Winning the Footballer of the Year award and the Golden Boot would mean progress," the Masandawana talisman told the Star.

"It would mean a good season. It would be a reward and something to look at and show other people.

"The most important thing is to use my success to inspire the young kids who are coming up and look up to me.

"I try to inspire the next generation by doing well and ensuring whatever I do rubs off on them and they are driven to emulate and better it.

"It would be a good reward for the good work that we as Sundowns have done this season."

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