Percy Tau To Make Unexpected and Dramatic Return to Al Ahly

Percy Tau To Make Unexpected and Dramatic Return to Al Ahly

  • There has been a twist regarding Percy Tau's stay with Egyptian giants Al Ahly
  • The 28-year-old out-of-favour Bafana Bafana midfielder is set to return to the side
  • This is despite reports that he was on the way out, being linked with clubs abroad and at home in South Africa

South Africa's midfielder Percy Tau is expected to make a surprising return to training at Egyptian club Al Ahly following an injury lay-off.

This was in contrast to reports that he was going to leave the club following his fall down the pecking order, especially after Pitso Mosimane's departure.

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Percy Tau is unexpectedly staying on at Al Ahly. Image source: @iDiskiTimes.
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The Daily Sun reported that injuries and a loss of form had also seen him missing out of Hugo Broos' latest Bafana Bafana squad.

Ahly director of football Sayed Abdelhafiz told its website:

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"Tau has recovered from his injury. He's going through the rehabilitation phase right now. The player is doing what he has to do in in about a week from now he should be joining the group in training."

Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro gives surprising comment about Percy Tau

Orlando Pirates coach Jose Riveiro will not have endeared himself to Percy Tau's fanbase following what he said recently.

The Spaniard said that he had not heard of the Bafana Bafana and Al Ahly midfielder until after taking over at the Buccaneers. Tau is nearing an exit from the Egyptian club, with Pirates strongly linked with the 30-year-old.

Riveiro said ahead of Pirates' DStv Premiership clash against TS Galaxy last Saturday:

"I don’t even know the player [Percy Tau] that you mention. It’s not where my focus is at this moment. My focus is on TS Galaxy and our players."

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Tau was once on the books of Premier League team Brighton & Hove Albion, before being brought to Cairo last year by then-coach and compatriot Pitso Mosimane.

Tau took to life in Cairo like a duck to water, scoring eight goals in 28 appearances in all competitions for the club of the century. He was one of the key performers as Al Ahly won last year’s CAF Super Cup and finished as runners-up in the CAF Champions League final this season.