Percy Tau says his injury took a toll on him

Bafana Bafana and Al Ahly star Percy Tau has opened up about the hardships of spending some time on the sidelines due to injury, saying that it took a toll on him.

Tau, 29, did not have a fruitful maiden season with Ahly due to injuries under former coach Pitso Mosimane, who brought him to the club after a disappointing stint with English Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion.

The speedy winger has since reinvented himself under coach Marcel Koller and had the season of his life with the Egyptian giants, helping them win the Caf Champions League – scoring five goals and providing five assists in 12 appearances, including in the final.

“I am injury free, I suffered a lot in the last couple of months, where I would be on and off the pitch,”

“I could not get momentum of the game and now that I am healthy and injury free, the momentum and confidence is back, and you can see with my recent performance.

“I’m getting used to the guys in Egypt and what the coach [Marcel Koller] requires from me and like I said, the biggest thing is that I am not injured.”

The former Mamelodi Sundowns and Brighton player was also part of the Bafana squad that stunned Morocco last weekend, where they beat them 2-1 during their Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier match.

Tau displayed a world class performance against the likes of Paris Saint-Germain star Achraf Hakimi and Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech, possibly his best performance in national team colors – which has since brought up talks of him possibly returning to Europe, should an offer come.

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