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1 Aug 2022
11:38 am

Percy Tau’s Ahly future in doubt again

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'If he leaves, it will be at the end of the season if the new coach says he does not need him,' a source told the Mgosi Squad.

Percy Tau is said to be on his way out at Al Ahly. Picture: Weam Mostafa/Backpagepix.

Bafana Bafana vice captain Percy Tau is said to be unsettled at Al Ahly and could leave the Egyptian giants.

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Tau joined Al Ahly while they were coached by Pitso Mosimane.  He has never been a fan favourite – even when he was scoring crucial goals, the supporters never really warmed up to him.

Whenever the team doesn’t do well, the supporters pick on Tau and this is said to be weighing heavy on him, especially now that Mosimane is not around. 

Tau was not in the Ahly squad at all for the games against Misr El-Makkasa on Wednesday and for the goalless draw against Al Mokawloon on Saturday.

“Percy Tau still hasn’t reached the required fitness levels necessary to participate. Logically, if the player is ready, I’ll make sure he joins the squad lists and participates,” Ahly coach Ricardo Soares told reporters after Saturday’s game.

Reports that Tau is talking to Al Ahly with a view to leaving spread on social media at the weekend. But a Phakaaathi source in Egypt has denied that Tau is negotiating to leave the club.

“I believe he could be frustrated but he is not talking about it openly and I have not heard the club say he wants to leave.  If he leaves, it will be at the end of the season if the new coach says he does not need him. But for now he is part of the team,” said the source.