Percy Tau

Percy Tau set to earn huge salary. Image: Bafana Bafana / Facebook

Africa’s highest-paid footballer: Percy Tau lands R96m deal!

South Africa’s Percy Tau lands a $5 million deal, becoming Africa’s top-earning footballer and a symbol of national pride.

Percy Tau

Percy Tau set to earn huge salary. Image: Bafana Bafana / Facebook

Bafana Bafana’s Percy Tau is on the verge of becoming not only the most celebrated South African footballer but the highest-paid player on the African continent. Reports suggest a blockbuster new contract with Al Ahly will grant him a salary that eclipses any other African player.

A Record-Breaker for African Football

While European clubs and his former South African team, Mamelodi Sundowns, expressed interest, the 29-year-old nicknamed the “Lion of Judah” looks set to remain in Egypt.

Despite an injury-plagued start after joining Al Ahly from Brighton & Hove Albion in 2021, Tau’s value to the club has become undeniable, making them eager to secure his services.

The Financial Details Behind Tau’s Deal

Egyptian news outlets have revealed the eye-watering figures: “Tau’s new contract could see him pocket $5 million (± R96 million) over the next three seasons, which is made up of yearly salaries of $1.2 million (± R23 million), which increases to $1.3 million (± R25 million) in the first year, $1.4 million (± R28 million) in the second year and $1.6 million (± R31 million) in the third year,” stated the Almawq3 platform.

Tau’s Focus: Al Ahly’s Success

While the financial windfall is significant, Tau’s immediate attention will be on contributing to Al Ahly’s success. This is involves a showdown with Young Africans in the CAF Champions League on Friday, 1 March 2024.

South Africa’s Pride in their Footballing Talent

Percy Tau’s rise represents a moment of national pride for South Africa. His journey from the streets of Witbank to the pinnacle of African football is an inspiration.

While European leagues remain the ultimate dream for many footballers, Tau’s record-breaking deal proves that African clubs can compete financially, offering their star players a path to both success and wealth.