CAPE TOWN – Percy Tau finished his time at Mamelodi Sundowns in style: joint PSL top scorer, and the Player of the Season.
But the 24-year-old from Witbank has a lot to be thankful for when it comes to Masandawana after completing his transfer to Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion on Friday.
It would’ve been tough at the time, but after not getting regular action for the Sundowns first team in 2015 – having come through the Sundowns academy – it was decided that he needed to take a step back and move to home-town NFD outfit Witbank Spurs.
Tau rediscovered his spark, was changed from a winger to a striker, and the rest is history. He was so good for Spurs that his loan spell was cut short in 2016 when Pitso Mosimane was short of players for the Champions League.
The impact was immediate, and Tau played both legs of the final against Zamalek that saw Sundowns crowned African kings.