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Tau Deserves An Apology – Ahly Legend

Al Ahly legend Ahmed Shobeir says Bafana Bafana forward Percy Tau deserves all the plaudits he’s received and an apology.

Tau, 27, has started life in the Egyptian Premier League in blistering fashion as he leads the scoring charts with five goals in his first six league games to help them move to the summit of the table.

Six wins from six have been a perfect record to the 2021/22 campaign under head coach Pitso Mosimane but a few months ago upon Tau’s arrival, there was a mixed reception.

Sections of local media questioned his lack of playing time at Premier League club Brighton and Hove Albion while there was speculation claiming he suffered from chronic hamstring injuries after he joined the club.

But Shobeir feels his sparkling displays has ended all doubts about his quality when he praised the former Mamelodi Sundowns talent on On-Time Sports.

“Percy Tau deserves the praise, he scored five goals in six appearances with Al Ahly, whoever said he suffers [from] a chronic injury should apologise,” Shobeir said, as per KingFut.

Meanwhile, Mosimane confirmed that Tau will remain featuring as a number nine this season after question marks about whether he would struggle to dislodge last season’s top scorer Mohamed Sherif in the starting line-up.

“We now play with a different intensity. Percy is a number nine (striker), he’s not a winger. There are games that Sherif is good for and there are games that we might not use him as nine.

“For example, remember in Zamalek’s game Taher played in parts of it as a 9. As for the rest that we’ll have, we can only say whether it’s positive or negative after the break.”

Mosimane and his troops will now enjoy an extended break until 21 December when they face Future FC in the league.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.