Bafana Bafana Percy Tau

Percy Tau of Bafana Bafana. Photo: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images.

Percy Tau to return in time for Bafana’s clash against France!

Bafana Bafana head coach Hugo Broos will breathe a sigh of relief with Percy Tau set to return from injury in time for France clash!

Bafana Bafana Percy Tau

Percy Tau of Bafana Bafana. Photo: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images.

Percy Tau may be ruled out of the upcoming Fifa Club World Cup for Al Ahly through injury however there is still some positive news for the Bafana Bafana star.

Bafana coach Hugo Broos is likely to have his star man at his disposal when he tackles Fifa World Champions France in March in a friendly match.

Percy Tau picked up an injury during Al Ahly’s humiliating 3-0 loss against Smouha over the weekend in the Egyptian league Cup and had to be withdrawn with 20 minutes to go.

The injury means Pitso Mosimane will be without his star attacker in the United Arab Emirates for the Fifa Club World Cup after he was ruled out for a total of four weeks.

Hugo Broos however with breathe a sigh of relief as Percy Tau will have an adequate amount of time to recover before Bafana Bafana tackle France and Zambia.

Percy Tau to recover in time for blockbuster France clash!

Bafana Bafana are set to take on both Zambia and Fifa World Champions France during the final week of March 2022 and Hugo Broos’ side are likely to be boosted by the return of Percy Tau from injury.

“We are playing against France in March and I think Zambia after that. Those are two matches to prepare us for the 2023 Afcon qualifiers in June. You are playing against the World Champions. Strong opposition gives you proper preparation. Even if you lose the games it is not a train smash,” Hugo Broos told TimesLive.

Pitso Mosimane’s Al Ahly suffer major blow ahead of Club World Cup

“Medical scans have showed that Percy Tau suffered an anterior muscle rupture,” an official statement by Pitso Mosimane’s Al Ahly read on Saturday afternoon.

“The player needs four weeks to recover from the injury as well as returning to the team’s full trainings. Tau started his rehab program on Saturday once the scans’ result showed the extent of his injury,”

Al Ahly face Mexico’s Monterrey in their knockout clash without Percy Tau on Saturday evening at the Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The winner from Pitso Mosimane’s opening clash will face Brazil’s Palmeiras in the semi-finals while Chelsea will face the winner of the second knockout stream in semi-final two.

Percy Tau’s injury will undoubtedly come as a major blow to Pitso Mosimane’s Al Ahly. The Bafana Bafana attacker has fast become a star in Egypt since joining the Red Devils however injuries continue to derail him.

Tau already has five goals and one assist in just eight appearances since joining the club in a blockbuster transfer from English Premier League outfit Brighton and Hove Albion last year.