Percy Tau: Why the South African Soccer player transfers?
South African soccer player Percy Tau plays professionally. He is a forward for Al Ahly SC of the Egyptian Premier League and the South African national team. In 2021, Tau committed to a two-year deal with Al Ahly SC.
Tau, who was born and bred in eMalahleni, began playing soccer professionally in 2014 with Mamelodi Sundowns. Between 2014 and 2022, he relocated to a number of clubs, some on loans, before settling at Al Ahly. The South African forward may return to Anderlecht during the current transfer window after leaving Al Ahly, according to sources.
Percy Tau: Where Is He Now?
In the Egyptian Premier League, Percy Tau is still a member of Al Ahly SC. On the other hand, rumors regarding Tau’s potential transfer to Anderlecht are circulating online. The forward’s deal with Ahly is meant to extend through June 2024, but considering his persistent injury issues in recent years, it’s uncertain if he will see it through.
The 28-year-old player enjoyed a productive debut season at Al Ahly, contributing six assists and eight goals in 28 games across all competitions. His contributions helped Al Ahly win the CAF Super Cup and reach the CAF Champions League final in 2021. Tau, though, hasn’t scored or assisted in a domestic match since November 2021, and lately he’s been in transfer negotiations.
Additionally, after Pitso Mosimane, Al Ahly’s former head coach, departed the team, rumors of Tau leaving Al Ahly gained greater traction. According to a Voetbalbelgie report, Tau might leave Al Ahly during the current transfer window with a return to Belgian on the horizon, although nothing has been verified.
Due to an injury, Percy Tau has been unable to play
Tau’s injury prevented him from playing for the team for roughly a month, according to Ahly in June 2022. The player’s x-ray revealed yet another quadriceps injury, which has been a recurring problem for the attacker; as a result, the team’s physician, Ahmed Abu Abla, advised him to skip games.
Tau’s history of injuries has irritated certain club administrators, according to a reputable source in Egypt, and there are indications that the Red Eagles are considering terminating Tau’s contract because they feel he is “injury prone.” Tau’s injury issues go back to his time in Belgium, where he played for Anderlecht and missed more than three months due to an injury.
Tau has sustained six injuries since joining Ahly in August of last year, which is identical to the number of goals he has helped Ahly score during that time.
Tau began playing soccer with Mamelodi Sundowns before making a loan move to Witbank Spurs in 2016. Following that, he transferred to Brighton & Hove Albion in 2018, and in the same year, he once more went on loan to Union SG. Tau has been playing for Brighton as his parent club since 2019, however in 2019 and 2020, he went on loan to Brugge and Anderlecht, respectively. The soccer star signed a contract with Al Ahly in 2021, and they have been together ever since.
The Wife and Family of Percy Tau
Tau’s mother was his only caregiver. She was Elizabeth Tau, and she was responsible for the upbringing of eight of her children. In addition to two sisters named Promise and Ingrid, Percy has five brothers named Tumi, Dumisani, Mogau, Milton, and Bradley. In 2018, his brother Mogay perished in a car accident.
Tau’s mother has publicly discussed how her and her family’s lives have changed as a result of his soccer success. Elizabeth Tau was seen beaming with pride and crying with joy at the PSL’s awards ceremony in Sandton after Percy was declared the country’s football king and collected an astonishing R462,500 in prize money.
Tau doesn’t appear to have a wife because he hasn’t yet tied the knot.