South African striker Percy Tau disclosed that it was impossible to turn down Egyptian club football giants Al Ahly after they made an offer for him. Tau said this in a chat with reporters while he was on national team duty with South Africa ahead of their latest set of World Cup qualifiers earlier this month.
South Africa national team talisman Tau also revealed the reason behind his transfer from Brighton and Hove Albion to Al Ahly in the Egyptian Premier League. Tau stated that the need to play regular football informed the decision to sign for 10-time African champions Al Ahly. He said his family wants to see him.
A lot of football stakeholders in South Africa believe that the petite attacker has taken a step back in his career following the move from the Premier League and back to African football.One of the football stakeholders who questioned his decision to leave Premier League football for Egyptian football was Benni McCarthy.
Ex-Bafana Bafana of South Africa striker McCarthy was the topscorer in the Premier League for the 2006/07 season with 18 goals while he was a Blackburn Rovers player and he said that Tau should have stayed in the Premier League mainly due to followership that the league enjoys across the world. Tau should have waited for his opportunity at Brighton as revealed by McCarthy.
Percy Tau signed a three-year deal at Al Ahly with the option of a fourth year.
Tau also revealed that he had offers from clubs on the European football scene and that he considered those offers before arriving at the decision to join Al Ahly.