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Doc: It Is Every Coach’s Dream To Have Such Talent

SportPesa ambassador Doctor '16V' Khumalo has turned his attention to Bafana Bafana international Percy Tau as he believes that the former Mamelodi Sundowns forward has the potential to turn any match around.

‘16V’ also went down memory lane as he pointed out players who had the ability to be game-changers.

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“This week I’ve decided to turn my attention to this individual, within a team set-up, that makes a difference and ensures that the results are achieved. You have a Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba, Siphesihle Ndlovu, Ayanda Patosi, Thembinkosi Lorch, Khama Billiat and Percy Tau, who has been influential for our national team Bafana Bafana, among others. We usually hear coaches or football people using this phrase, “We play as a team but an individual makes a difference.” How important is it for any team to have that kind of an individual?

“Let’s take it years back. Think of an era where Moroka Swallows had Ace Mnini, who could change the game at any given time for his club. Think of the late Andries “Panyaza” Maseko, Ace Ntsoelengoe, Teenage Dladla, Jomo Sono, Steve “Disco” Makua and Lucas “Masterpieces” Moripe, just to mention a few.

“These legends and many others were the kind of players I’m talking about, players that can soldier on and absorb the pressure in order to change their team’s fortunes. These kinds of players pull out something that no coach can claim to have taught them, their individual brilliance. They make a huge difference in the team, sometimes with just one skill or a move that will change the complexion of the game completely. It is very critical and key for every team to have that kind of a player or players. It is every coach’s dream to have such talent, because, when you do have them in your team, you don’t have sleepless nights worrying about the next game.”

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Khumalo continued to chat about Tau and his brilliant performance for the national team in the AFCON Qualifier game against Nigeria. To read what Doctor had to say, check out this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, issue 1100.

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