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Ex-Sundowns Star: Tau A 'Marked Man' In CAF CL

Ex-Mamelodi Sundowns Star: Percy Tau A 'Marked Man' In CAF Champions League

By Ryan Gordon - Jun 25, 2018 09:06 AM
A former Mamelodi Sundowns star believes the team, and especially star striker Percy Tau, will be marked men when CAF Champions League action resumes next month.
 
 
The Brazilians finished the first two rounds of Group C matches sitting third in the four-man table, just two points off the top of the table after drawing both of their opening fixtures.
 
Sundowns do, however, carry the pedigree of having won the tournament only two years ago, while they boast a star-studded side which includes Tau, who ended their title-winning Absa Premiership campaign as Player of the Season and Players' Player of the Season.  
 
 
It is that form that has left a giant target on the back of Tau and his team, according to former Sundowns and Bafana Bafana defender, Matthew Booth.
 
"I think Sundowns and Tau have got a reputation now so it's not going to be easy," Booth tells the Siya crew.
 
"I think he (Tau) is going to be a marked man." 
 
 
Looking at Sundowns as one of the recent reigning champions, Booth said: "You can see that teams are treating Sundowns with a lot more respect, because of having won it (in 2016). 
 
"I think the drive for Sundowns and the players will still be there, because they kind of went in through the back door, so they're going to want to do it the proper way and with a clean slate, so to speak.
 
"The drive will still be there, and of course, I think they've made it known that they want to have another go at the (FIFA Club World Cup)."
 

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miltah.king@gmail.com Joined: 28 Jul 2015
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miltah.king@gmail.com Jun 25, 2018 02:51 PM
Booth is right they have to proof that they can win the CAF without any favors of back door.
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indidane Jun 25, 2018 11:51 AM
Mathew B00th kn0ws n0thing ab0ut CCL, just like Zebras.
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indidane Jun 25, 2018 11:50 AM
@thabanakhosi, When is Zebras paying Gaxa 's m0ney ?? And which d00r did Maj0r0 use t0 leave Zebras ??
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Line's Man... Jun 25, 2018 11:49 AM
Then You Will See A Star...
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Line's Man... Jun 25, 2018 11:48 AM
If You Want To See A Star - Please Look On Top Of Mamelodi Sundown's Logo...
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Line's Man... Jun 25, 2018 11:47 AM
Soccer Laduma Is Calling Matthew Booth A Star - Really!...
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Line's Man... Jun 25, 2018 11:45 AM
We Singed New Quality Players And He Is Still Talking About This Short-Boy...
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Line's Man... Jun 25, 2018 11:44 AM
Who Is Matthew Booth?...
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sora06 Jun 25, 2018 11:30 AM
@kadish MASHA,MASANGO,THEIR CONTRACTS WERE ENDING AND THEY DEMANDED A LOT OF MONEY.2KHUZWAYO&PIERTERSE WANTED GUARANTEED GAME TIME. NO PLAYER CHIEFS KEPT AGAINST HIS WILL. DOLLY,TORREALBA AND NOW TAU.
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sora06 Jun 25, 2018 11:25 AM
THIS IS "KEAGAN DOLLY THE LEGACY" NOW DOWNS DONT WANT TAU TO LEAVE HAHAHA. I STILL REMEMBER MOTSEPE SAYING IF IT WERE FOR HIM HE WOULD SELL DOLLY FOR 5cents.
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paulie khosified Jun 25, 2018 11:13 AM
@kadish .. Get your facts right! No forced Mashamaite and the other players u mentioned to be wth Chiefs. They were told to leave if they want cause they demanded a lot of money. There
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kadish Jun 25, 2018 10:46 AM
@thabanakhosi Mashamaite,Masango,Masenamela, Brian Baloyi,Khuzwayo,Pieterse used same way meaning you dont know your story
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kadish Jun 25, 2018 10:39 AM
Maradona won world cup by scoring with a hand unlike Downs won all their games after being reinstated cos of a team played ineligible player of which its wrong so y people making noise cos Downs backed by rules so there is no back door unless if someone is dumb
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kadish Jun 25, 2018 10:39 AM
Maradona won world cup by scoring with a hand unlike Downs won all their games after being reinstated cos of a team played ineligible player of which its wrong so y people making noise cos Downs backed by rules so there is no back door unless if someone is dumb
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thabanakhosi Jun 25, 2018 10:17 AM
Back door is a trade mark at Sundowns, Torrelba,Mphela,Rama,Castro,Bi lliat,Gaxa ,Manqele ,Zulu all use the mkhukhu back door as an emergency exit at chloorokop prison now Tau want to use same door no parol better use back door
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indidane Jun 25, 2018 10:02 AM
This Headless C0w must be s0ld t0 Zebras f0r R1 milli0n.
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Skeem Sa HDK Jun 25, 2018 10:02 AM
Hey Booth come on ! What is important is that ndunu on records have a star whether backdoor or not . I'm sure @setlaboswana and indidane will agree with me on that one . Or kanjani?
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NHLANHLA1 Jun 25, 2018 09:49 AM
Backdoor fc
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Enthiiii Makhosi Jun 25, 2018 09:44 AM
Yes it was a clear back door
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paulie khosified Jun 25, 2018 09:33 AM
Aybo! So even Booth admits they have a back door Star. That interesting

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