Bafana Bafana And Al Ahly’s Percy Tau Is In The Radar Of Premier League Bound Team
Burnley Football Club is reportedly interested in signing South African midfielder Percy Tau from Al Ahly, according to reports. With the Clarets on the verge of promotion to the Premier League, manager Vincent Kompany is said to be looking to add more South African talent to the squad, following the success of teammate Lyle Foster.
Tau is a well-known name in England, having previously played for Brighton & Albion, although he struggled to establish himself in the Premier League and was loaned out to several clubs, including Union SG, Club Brugge, and Anderlecht RSC, before moving to Al Ahly.
The 28-year-old has been in impressive form for the Egyptian side, contributing to their success in the CAF Champions League and the Egyptian Premier League, and it is believed that Burnley is keen to add his creative talents to their midfield as they prepare for life back in the Premier League.
However, Tau’s focus is currently on international duties, as he looks to help South Africa qualify for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. The Bafana Bafana midfielder was recently excluded from the national team by head coach Hugo Broos, who stated that he was not in the right condition to play.
Broos has come under fire from local football fans and media for his handling of the national team, particularly after their disappointing 2-2 draw with Liberia in a crucial qualifier for the Africa Cup of Nations. The Belgian coach initially refused to attend the post-match press conference, causing anger and frustration among journalists and fans alike.
Assistant coach Helman Mkhalele initially faced the media, but Broos eventually appeared to answer questions about the team’s performance. South Africa must now avoid defeat in their return fixture against Liberia to have any chance of qualifying for the tournament.
As Burnley continues to strengthen its squad for the Premier League, the potential signing of Tau would add a new dimension to their midfield, with his creativity and technical ability providing an extra attacking threat for the Clarets. Meanwhile, Tau’s focus remains on international duties, as he looks to help South Africa secure their place in the Africa Cup of Nations.