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‘If only Tau didn't listen to Pitso’ - Foster's Burnley transfer has fans feeling sorry for ex-Brighton forward

20:32 GMT 25/01/2023
Percy Tau of Brighton, Ahly's Pitso Mosimane
The supporters felt the former PSL Player of the Year would be playing for a top team now had he stayed put in Europe

Fans have blamed former Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane for ‘misleading’ Percy Tau into joining Egyptian giants Al Ahly at the expense of a European team.

Tau had signed for Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion in 2018 but was loaned out to Belgian sides Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, Club Brugge and Anderlecht after struggling to adapt to life in the English South Coast before Mosimane lured him to Al Ahly in 2021.

However, following the transfer of Bafana Bafana forward Lyle Foster to English Championship leaders Burnley on Wednesday, fans feel Tau would also be playing at a bigger team had he stayed put in Europe.

  • South Africa coach Pitso Mosimane and Percy Tau of Al Ahly.

    Tau shouldn’t have listened to Pitso

    Lyle Foster signing for Burnley is huge. Percy Tau should never have listened to Pitso. Tebogo Mokoena should've gone to Belgium. Imagine having three brightest talents playing at the highest level would have done to Bafana Bafana. Imagine. - @Lifafanseka_10

    Only if Percy Tau didn't listen to Pitso he was going to be a big player by now. - @DmanMngadi

  • Percy Tau, Al Ahly

    Only if Tau had been patient

    That's good for Foster. He must just work harder than hard and be patient. Imagine if Tau had been patient too. - @unVuyolwethu

  • Lyle Foster of South Africa.

    Foster must stay and fight

    Lyle Foster must not pull a Percy Tau on us! He needs to stay and fight. - @itskokets0

  • Lyle Foster, Westerlo, 2022

    South Africans should not interfere

    Hopefully, South Africans won't interfere with decisions of the coaches, as they did in Brighton on Percy Tau. -@Busani_MtalanaM

    Please, don't make the same mistake we made with Percy Tau at Brighton with the bullying. This could be the actual ‘new dawn’. - @lesstitles

  • Lyle Foster, Westerlo, 2022

    Foster needs support

    Praying South African fans don't flood Burnley's comment section whenever Lyle doesn't play or something. That Percy Tau stuff was tough. - @alphaUTD1

    I hope we learned a lesson from Percy Tau and leave Lyle Foster out of every tweet that @BurnleyOfficial tweets. It wasn’t good for him and the team honestly. - @EyeAmKaySway

  • Vincent Kompany Burnley 2022

    Kompany does it for SA again

    The manager who signed Percy Tau has done it again. - @CliffUnderPar

    Vincent Kompany always gives opportunities to South African players. (Percy Tau - Anderlecht loan). -@iamtman27

    He loves South Africans. First it was Percy Tau and now Lyle [Foster]. Take off that mask Kompany, I know you are Cyril Nzama. -@PeterMagupta

  • Benni McCarthy Manchester United.

    Foster will have Benni’s career

    Lyle to have a Benni type career and not a Percy Tau one. - @khutso_maupa

  • Percy Tau, Al Ahly, 2022

    Tau should be at a big team now

    Percy Tau should have moved from Brighton to a top team. - @ReggoNacho

    Meanwhile, Percy Tau's agent is trying to get him a move to Al Jazira. - @JayFromVenda

  • Mamelodi Sundowns Fans

    Burnley will have to block SA from Twitter

    Now you [Burnley] have to block the entire RSA on Twitter. Ask Brighton what happened with Percy Tau. -@Thabo_106

  • Mamelodi Sundowns, Percy Tau

    Tau was just poor at Brighton

    Percy Tau just didn't perform well at Brighton. Stop blaming other people for that. - @BrianMakhanya_