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Khaya Ndubane
Digital manager Phakaaathi
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28 Oct 2021
1:35 pm

Al Ahly coach hails ‘special’ Tau following a debut brace

Khaya Ndubane

“Percy Tau is a very special player," said the Al Ahly assistant coach.

Percy Tau (centre( celebrates a goal with his Al Ahly teammates during an Egyptian Premier league clash on Wednesday. (Twitter/Al; Ahly)

Al Ahly coach Samy Komsan has hailed Percy Tau after the Bafana Bafana star scored a brace on debut during the Reds’ 4-0 thrashing of Ismaily in the opening game of the 2021/22 Egyptian Premier League season.

WATCH: Percy Tau scores brace on Al Ahly debut

Tau scored his brace in the first half, with Ali Maaloul and Ahmed Abdelkader scoring the other two goals for Pitso Mosimane’s side.

Speaking on Tau after the game, Al Ahly assistant coach Komsan described Tau as a special player who has added huge value to the Red Devils.

“Percy Tau is a very special player, and Pitso Mosimane knows his abilities well. Tau played in the premier league and has a lot of experience,” said Komsan as reported by Kingfut.

“Mosimane gave him an opportunity like all the other players, and the coach won the bet. Tau is a huge addition to us and able to compete with Mohamed Sherif and Hossam Hassan. The variety of options is a win for the team,” he added.

Komsan also praised Abdelkader wh scored the fourth goal for Al Ahly.

“Ahmed Abdelkader is a special player and he performed well and scored a special goal. We were keen on having him back,” commented Komsan.

Komsan also gave an update on veteran goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shenawy who is a doubtful for Sunday’s Cairo derby against National Bank.

“This file with the team doctor who will determine his condition.

“El-Shennawy is training well, but he will not participate until he is 100% ready. He is undergoing an intensive program and if he is ready before the derby, it will be a great addition to us.”