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UK Journalist: Hopefully Tau Can Open Up A Way For SA Players In The EPL

United Kingdom Journalist Weighs In On The Percy Tau Saga

By Shaistah Kader - Jul 10, 2018 11:49 AM @Shaistah_K

A journalist in the United Kingdom, Callum Wright has weighed in on Percy Tau’s move to Brighton & Hove Albion in the English Premier League, explaining that he hopes the player’s permit issue can be resolved.

As confirmed by Mamelodi Sundowns, President Patrice Motsepe has instructed management at the Chloorkop-based club to finalise Tau’s move to Brighton, after the player apologised for being absent from training. 

Read more: Tau Apologises To Sundowns 

The 24-year-old is expected to make the move to the English club in the coming days, however, as things stand, it will be very difficult for Tau to secure a UK work permit and ply his trade in the English Premier League.  

Should Brighton be unable to solve the permit issues, Tau could likely be sent out on loan to another club for quite some time, with a possible destination being a second division club in Belgium, Union Saint Gilloise, which was bought by Brighton owner, Tony Bloom.

Freelance journalist in the United Kingdom, Callum Wright (@CallumWright_), who covers all the latest happenings in the English Premier League, said that he is hopeful that Tau’s permit issue can be resolved as it would open up a way for South African talents to get a shot in the English Premier League. 

“As talented as South African 24-year-old Percy Tau clearly is, history suggests a deal to bring him to the Premier League is both complicated and frustrating. At this point, I would suggest he may end up on the Brighton books, but on loan somewhere like Union Saint, who are also owned by Tony Bloom. Mamelodi Sundowns do appear to have softened their stance on the player and a take (it) or leave it offer would surely be huge for a club of their stature. Especially as the players contract runs out in 12 months,” Wright told Soccer Laduma. 

“I personally hope the permit issues can be quickly resolved and we can finally open a pathway for South African players to really get a shot in the Premier League,” he added.  


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Ms Momo Joined: 26 May 2018
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Ms Momo Jul 11, 2018 04:16 PM
talking cr*p as if he is de first to move to Epl an insult to Rhee/Benni/Aaron/Fish/Fortune not surprised by yr stupid atitude u wil end up like OJ
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Mumm_Rubi Jul 11, 2018 04:03 AM
Buying Downs players won't superior to Downs. Pitso always find a system to make his star players shine
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PROPHET OF DOOM Jul 11, 2018 02:55 AM
I blame SAFA f0r this permit thing,with the talent that S0uth Africa have,Bafana Bafana must be at t0p 50 in FIFA rangkings
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Mabudu7 Joined: 23 May 2018
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Mabudu7 Jul 10, 2018 04:17 PM
Apologies u and agent make sure next time fix yourself be4 you publish your stupid story
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kadish Joined: 07 Jun 2011
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kadish Jul 10, 2018 03:28 PM
@PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN you signed Rama & Castro but Chimpanzee failed to hurt Downs still Downs won the league now you signed Billiat because you think is not enough you need Tau just ask Bobby to buy 11 players from Downs so that you could be a happy man.
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The Movers Joined: 23 Jun 2015
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The Movers Jul 10, 2018 03:27 PM
Can the club buy him and loan him to a second division? That would be crazy.
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mbixane Jul 10, 2018 03:17 PM
Goodluck to you the Lion
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Daddy1 Jul 10, 2018 02:51 PM
@champ, so you think European teams and their scouts are waiting for my approval kkkkkk tltltltl klklklklkl. I don't have an approval to throw in the dustbin my friend. He can get that in Zimbabwe since that's where his support is based
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Daddy1 Jul 10, 2018 02:47 PM
@champ, you're the one colonised by your idlozi Khune. He blinds you to see why other players are moving abroad while you're clapping your hands for him day and night. You don't ask yourself why you regard him so highly while they don't even want to call him for trials.
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pgyakeni@gmail.com Jul 10, 2018 02:22 PM
If the deal to Brighton is successful pls kick out your current Agent who is influencing you not to go for training with a team you are contracted to , remember once u do that in UK , you will kiss gud by to yo promising carreer as they dont buy shit apologies u and yo Agent are full of.
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@azzaniawest Jul 10, 2018 01:57 PM
SAFA HAS PUT A FOOT DOWN AND SAID NO BAXTER WILL LEAVE HIS JOB FOR ZIM FC VACANCY
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moroja Jul 10, 2018 01:47 PM
African we are colonised due this rule
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champMuziq Joined: 23 Jun 2013
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champMuziq Jul 10, 2018 01:30 PM
Lol Where is my Cow Metsimetsi tht idiot cost. My team mtn 8 after tht no want to sign him
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champMuziq Jul 10, 2018 01:28 PM
@Daddy1 why should Europe aprove if africans a gud or bad your mind is still colonised
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Joined: 24 Mar 2017
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Jul 10, 2018 01:24 PM
Brighton must sign this boy and loan him to Chiefs just to hurt Sunflops
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champMuziq Jul 10, 2018 01:13 PM
@Bucsfever16. Aaah tht Jerry of yours use to hate my team but I guess he it 50-50 vs Baloyi
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Daddy1 Jul 10, 2018 01:00 PM
@champ, but European teams & their scouts disagree with you my friend; hence they don't consider him to have shoot. You & soccerladuma are the ones promote him while European teams reject your call. Something should tell you what makes them disagree with your plastic praises
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Bucsfever16 Jul 10, 2018 12:59 PM
@champMuziq : That's true,now you're talking sense my dismantled coach-less zebra
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Daddy1 Jul 10, 2018 12:54 PM
@champ, so your client Khune is satisfied to remain stucked where he was born?
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@azzaniawest Joined: 07 Nov 2017
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@azzaniawest Jul 10, 2018 12:49 PM
MOST AFRICAN PLAYERS ARE RECRUITED BY EUROPEAN TEAMS TO BE LOANED, BRIGHTON & HOVE KNOWS VERY WELL THE SITUATIONS OF GETTING WORKING PERMIT ISN'T EASY

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