• Tau nominated for top award in Belgium

    Percy Tau

    Bafana Bafana star Percy Tau has been nominated for the Proximus League Player of the Year award in the Belgian second division after a successful debut season in Europe with Royale Union Saint-Gilloise.

    The former Mamelodi Sundowns has continued his rise since departing Chloorkop and has set the Belgian second division alight in the 2018/19 season, while he has also shone in the green and gold of Bafana helping them qualify for the African Cup of Nations.

    Tau’s club revealed that the forward had been nominated for the league’s top award in a statement on Monday on its twitter account which read, ‘Selemani Faiz and Percy Tau are nominated in the Proximus League Player of the Year category at the Pro footballer’s Gala’

    Tau, who signed for English Premier League outfit Brighton and Hove Albion before being sent out on loan to Saint- Gilloise in order to gain more European experience after failing to secure a work permit.

    The 24-year-old, however, rose to the challenge and scored 13 goals in 33 games in all competitions while he also provided 12 assists.

    Tau has been recognised for his fine debut season with a nomination for the top prize but will face competition from teammate, Faiz Selemani, who got 16 goals and nine assists this season, and KV Mechelen’s Nikola Storm who netted six goals and bagged eight assists as he helped inspire his team to promotion into the top-flight.

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