Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
15 Jul 2016
12:34 pm

Never stop learning – Jimmy Tau

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates defender Jimmy Tau gave an inspirational talk to players participating in the SAB Under-21 championships tournament.

Jimmy Tau. File Photo: Gallo Images / Sowetan / Vathiswa Ruselo

Tau was the special guest at this year’s SAB player recognition dinner, where players, match officials and coaches were awarded with a trophy for their contribution in the competition.

“When I was young, my mom wanted nothing but education for me,” Tau recalled.

“There was nothing more that would make my mother more happy than seeing me graduate. When I went to my first team, I had to make sure that I carry on with my studies and they will pay for them.”

Tau made a clear example of himself and told the players to never stop learning, as he continued with his studies during his football tenure when he was captain of both Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs.

He currently owns an engineering consulting company.