Exclusive: Percy Tau: South Africa Ready for 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Union SG forward, Percy Tau, 24, on loan from English Premier League club Brighton and Hove Albion, has registered 10 goals and recorded nine assists in all competitions this season.
The South Africa international star, who joined Chris Hughton’s Brighton and Hove Albion from reigning South African league champions Mamelodi Sundowns last summer, has been in fine form leading up to this summer’s much-awaited 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt.
Throughout the Bafana Bafana’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign, Tau scored four goals overall for Stuart Baxter’s South Africa. The 24-year-old netted the two decisive goals in the all-important 2-1 win against Libya to book South Africa’s place in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament this summer.
South Africa, who triumphantly emerged as Africa Cup of Nations champions back in 1996 and Quarter-finalists in both 2002 and 2013, will compete in Group D alongside Côte d’Ivoire, Namibia and Morocco in this summer’s Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

In a Union SG exclusive for FOX Sports Radio 96.9 FM/1340 AM, South Africa forward, Percy Tau, spoke about his season on-loan at Union SG from English Premier League club Brighton and Hove Albion, football during childhood in Witbank, Mpumalanga and how the profile and popularity of “The Beautiful Game” has grown in South Africa throughout this decade courtesy of South Africa being the first-ever African nation to host the FIFA World Cup, coupled alongside South Africa’s hopes and aspirations this summer at the much-awaited 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Dean Perretta

Dean Perretta is a 2x SEA Award-winning creative, Broadcast Journalist, Reporter, Courtside Analyst for BBC televised London Lions and Executive Producer who currently contributes to FOX Sports Radio, FourFourTwo Magazine and Muscle & Fitness Magazine.