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Baxter On Percy Tau: I Am Delighted To Have Him In Our Squad

Stuart Baxter On Percy Tau: I Am Delighted To Have Him In Our Squad

By Soccer Laduma - Oct 09, 2017 02:17 PM

Bafana Bafana head coach, Stuart Baxter, is confident that Mamelodi Sundowns’ Percy Tau will be a great asset to the South African national team.

The 23-year-old playmaker opened the scoring for Bafana on the day, as the national team claimed an impressive 3-1 victory over Burkina Faso in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying encounter.

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The win subsequently increased Bafana’s chances of qualifying for the prestigious competition set to take place next year in Russia, however, the national team will need to win both of their upcoming encounters against Senegal, a tough task on the hands of Head Coach Baxter’s side.

Speaking after the match on SAFA’s official website, Baxter commended Tau, who was fielded up-front in the starting line-up, in place of the absent Tokelo Rantie who didn’t receive a call-up to the national team setup this time around.

“I think Rantie done a good job. He wasn’t playing enough so Percy become a natural choice, I think Percy is a talented player, he is certainly going to grow, he’s certainly got more to come. He’s got a lot of work to do, Percy, he’s a great lad, he wants to learn and I think he will get better and I am delighted to have him in our squad and I am sure that he is going to be an asset to South Africa moving forward,” Baxter said on SAFA’s official website. 


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Tabali Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Tabali Oct 11, 2017 01:58 PM
Talent alone is not ayoba, nevertheless he is a good player. I wish Coaches can play him as a shadow striker not a box striker.
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mosesmu Oct 11, 2017 09:47 AM
Definitely one for the future
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Michaeltshigama Oct 10, 2017 09:36 AM
The boy is talented but he shud not let fame go to his head
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Bucs-soldier Oct 10, 2017 09:34 AM
Without fear or favour he is marvel to watch...ONCE AND ALWAYS A PIRATES
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Fizztaz Oct 10, 2017 07:54 AM
@Motho Fela Wa Modimo it ,took him 100 years, its not him alone, owen da gama to the Olympics Percy was needed there mxm
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musah005 Oct 10, 2017 07:45 AM
Another yellow talent #Habashwe
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nhlekoraymond Oct 10, 2017 04:06 AM
@marco25 he's very arrogant
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Pinkies Oct 09, 2017 10:50 PM
Fantasticplayer
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MakhiloBJ Oct 09, 2017 10:15 PM
Super player
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Warras4khosi Oct 09, 2017 09:38 PM
Percy my lad
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Michaeltshigama Oct 09, 2017 08:04 PM
Tau will coz havoc next week tuesday
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Michaeltshigama Oct 09, 2017 08:02 PM
He's a marvel to watch this young fella
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Motho Fela Wa Modimo Oct 09, 2017 08:02 PM
It really beats me that it took this long for a coach of Baxter's calibre to realises how good Tau is. To me he's currently the most enterprising player we have in the country, we screamed our lungs out for his inclusion when we lost to Cabo Verde yet he "Baxter" couldn't budge.suddenly Tau this Tau that, we are now left to fight to the bitter end for points when we could have easily qualified. Team selections has cost us dearly, it's about time coaches stop taking us for granted, after all we as supporters are the main sponsors of the game, and we are the reason those sponsors like castle, ABSA and others want to associate themselves with soccer. Oa Bhora Coach
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kagiso@sos Oct 09, 2017 07:24 PM
We will see after the next 2 games against senegal
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Makarios Oct 09, 2017 07:18 PM
Indeed
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Demera Oct 09, 2017 06:08 PM
Tau makes football enjoyable n sexy
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majenz Oct 09, 2017 05:45 PM
Then y u didn't start with him against cabo Verde in both encounters if u are delighted to have him on your squad as u claim u are??? Mxm useless coach,u started with coz we didn't give u a choice coz if u didn't met our demands u knew what would have occurred #BaxterMustFall
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Mr_Down Oct 09, 2017 05:14 PM
Ayeye machips. Come 17th le tlo jewa ha botlhoko
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shayadawana Oct 09, 2017 05:04 PM
I wonder if it was Pitso who say this!!! Ppl were going to talk like drunkers
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FlyingBucs Oct 09, 2017 05:02 PM
Tau is already an asset to Bafana

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