Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Promise Mkhuma says he is inspired by Percy Tau’s perseverance.
Mkhuma, who like Tau is a graduate of the Sundowns Academy, has often been compared to the former Sundowns star.
He was promoted to the first team last season, and picked up winners medals in the Nedbank Cup and Absa Premiership (now sponsored by DStv).
Mhkuma was commenting after Tau waited 2 and a half years to get his chance at Brighton & Hove Albion, spending all that time on loan.
After Tau left Sundowns for Brighton, he was shipped off to Royal Union Saint-Giliose, Club Bruges and Anderlecht, before finally earning a work permit to play in England.
Mkhuma says seeing Tau persevere and remain positive throughout the time away is inspiring, and he is excited to now see him ply his trade in England.
“Okay, firstly I would like to congratulate him for his hard work and being patient throughout the journey,” Mkhuma told the club’s website.
“It was not an easy journey for him to be loaned out more than once. He never stopped putting effort in wherever he was loaned out to.”
“I am really happy to see him back at Brighton because it’s everyone’s dream to be where he is now but it all comes with hard work and staying positive.”
“It is inspiring mostly to us the younger ones that no matter what the circumstances, just stay positive and put in the hard work.”
“It’s a lesson that nothing in life comes easy and lastly, I would like to wish him well and I believe he is gonna do well. Hard work pays off.”