Al Ahly Withdraw Tau From Bafana Squad
Al Ahly have seemingly withdrawn Percy Tau from the Bafana Bafana squad for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Tau has been part of Hugo Broos’ initial 34-man provisional squad, but will likely not play in the upcoming double-header against Ethiopia.
His club opted to reject the call up after Tau picked up an injury during the previous international break that has seen him sidelined and miss the Egyptian Super Cup.
This publication has learnt from sources in Egypt, that Al Ahly have sent a comprehensive report to SAFA to explain their decision.
Earlier this week a member of Al Ahly’s medical team confirmed that Tau’s injury is not too serious and he should join the team training next week.
South Africa, meanwhile, face Ethiopia on 9 and 12 October, meaning Tau could theoretically be fit for the double-header. However, it is not uncommon for clubs to refuse sending their players to national teams after they’ve just suffered injuries.
Broos will announce his final final 23-man squad for the upcoming qualifiers on Monday, 27 September.