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Tau Opens Up On Ahly Future Amid Downs Talk

Bafana Bafana and Al Ahly SC winger Percy Tau has insisted he still has a contract with the Egyptian giants until 2025 amid rumours linking him with Mamelodi Sundowns.

The Lion Of Judah has been linked with a move away from Al Ahly in the current transfer window, with rumours swirling around a potential return to Sundowns, while there were also links to Europe.

However, the 29-year old came out and made it clear that he still has two years left on his contract with the 11 times CAF Champions League winners and he wants to continue winning trophies with them.

“I have a contract with Al Ahly until June 2025,” he told Mozzart Sport, as cited by KingFut.

“We won five trophies last year and we’ll try to do it again this year. I’m happy to be competing for major trophies, Al Ahly is a big club that always tries to win.

“It doesn’t matter what you won the previous season, in the new season you have to do it all again.”

Tau also discussed his exit from Brighton & Hove Albion, confirming he made the decision to leave the Premier League side to get more game-time.

“I just wanted to play football,” he said.

“I didn’t want to sit on the bench and wait for an opportunity regardless of where I was playing.

“All I wanted was to play football and be happy doing it again.”

Tau had an excellent 2022/23 season with the Red Devils, scoring 10 goals and registering seven assists to help Ahly win the Egyptian league, the 2022 Egyptian Super Cup, the 2022/23 CAF Champions League as well as the the 2021/22 Egyptian Cup.

He has a chance to add more silverware on Friday, when Al Ahly face CAF Confederations Cup champions USM Alger in the 2023 CAF Super Cup final.

Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco
Sinethemba Makonco is one of South Africa's brightest up-and-coming football journalists. Makonco shot to prominence on social media as a reliable source for South African football news and transfer stories, and is currently working as a junior journalist at iDiski Times.