Gavin Hunt: Sundowns’ Percy Tau is fantastic

Gavin Hunt: Sundowns’ Percy Tau is fantastic
Percy Tau of Mamelodi Sundowns challenged by Willard Katsande and Siyabonga Ngezana of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 match between Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg South Africa on 27 January 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Feb 06, 2018. 16:30

Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt has praised Mamelodi Sundowns winger Percy Tau after terrorising Cape Town City’s defence last week Friday.

The tricky winger helped the Brazilians to a 1-0 win over the Citizens and Hunt said the Witbank-born player is fantastic.

Tau collected the ball on the halfway line and outpaced three defenders into the penalty area‚ before setting up Khama Billiat with a clever flick.

Billiat wasted no time in unleashing a powerful volley to beat Sage Stephens into the roof of the net in the 48th minute.

‘‘What Percy Tau did was unbelievable — I have never (see it) in my life.‚” said Hunt to the TimesLive.

‘‘If (Lionel) Messi did that it would be in the front pages. ‘What he did was unbelievable. To flick the ball up like that and flick it back inside..... I mean‚ jeez..

‘‘Unbelievable! I really think that he (Tau) is fantastic you know.”

Tau's performances for the Tshwane side have forced coach Pitso Mosimane to believe he could walk away with the 2017/18 South African Footballer of the Year Award.

Meanwhile, the Bafana Bafana winger will hope to stun Cape Town All Stars in the Nedbank Cup Last 32 this weekend in the Mother City.

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