Percy Muzi Tau is a South African professional soccer player who plays for Egyptian Premier League club Al Ahly SC and the South African national team. Tau began his footballing career with Premier Soccer League side Mamelodi Sundowns where he made 100 appearances either side of a loan to Witbank Spurs.
He have been a very good player, over some years now. During his time with Sundowns, he won the league title twice and the CAF Champions League once and was named Footballer of the Year and joint-top-goalscorer in his final season with the club.
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Percy Tau, who has been in excellent form for Bafana Bafana, could be the difference in Al Ahly's highly anticipated derby against rivals Zamalek on Friday.
Tau has made an immediate impact in Egypt, scoring twice on his professional debut against Ismaily in the season's first game and then assisting Pitso Mosimane's team to a 1-0 victory over National Bank of Egypt on Sunday.
On Friday, however, the former Brighton & Hove Albion forward will face a completely different challenge as he is expected to take part in his first ever Cairo Derby, with Ahly set to face off against bitter rivals and reigning Egyptian champions, Zamalek, in what will be his first ever appearance in the competition.
As a matter of fact, Tau will become the first player from South Africa to participate in Egyptian football's championship match - his countryman Phakamani Mahlambi had previously only been as an unused replacement – and he could end up being the man who decides who wins or loses.
When he scored two goals on his debut against Ismaily, he was named Player of the Week by his peers in the league, and he will once again be the most dangerous goal threat for the Club of the Century this time around, despite failing to add to his total against Ismaily last weekend.
With kickoff planned for 20:00 local time, the match, which could serve as an early sign of where this year's championship will be held, will be played at the Cairo International Stadium on Saturday.
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