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Broos – I Hope Tau Can Leave Brighton

Bafana Bafana coach Hugo Broos has insisted that he hopes Percy Tau will leave Brighton & Hove Albion this transfer window.

The Belgium coach announced his 31-man preliminary Bafana squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers on Thursday, including Tau.

However, he also explained that he cannot invite players who are not playing for their clubs.

“I hope that the players who are in Europe that they are playing. There are already a few players who changed clubs. Hopefully for them it’s a good things and that in their new clubs they can play more,” he said during a press conference.

“Because otherwise also, I heard the critics already in May when I came here (asking) ‘why are the players in Europe not selected’. If you don’t play…

“I hope that will change also and that we can really select players who are playing most of the games in their clubs. You see there are a few with us, like (Sphephelo) Sithole he is playing in Belenenses, ok.”

Broos also made a special plea to Tau to leave his club this window and join Pitso Mosimane at Al Ahly for the benefit of his national team career.

“Percy Tau, I hope, I hope he can leave Brighton and that he can go to a (new) club,” he said.

“There is talk about Egypt, Pitso who is in Al Ahly, it should be a very good thing for him, because there he has a coach who knows him.”