Bafana Bafana striker Percy Tau is looking forward to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament.
“The Afcon (tournament) is huge for everybody. Lucky enough for me, it comes at age 25. For Lebo (Mothiba) it comes at 23,” said Tau to the Daily Sun.
After playing in the Caf Champions League and winning it with the Brazilians in 2016, Tau is looking forward to make a name for himself at the Afcon.
“It will be my first time, as it will be for some of the guys too. But it’ll be good to go out there, compete and win it for the nation. I’m looking forward to it,” he added.
In addition, the Witbank-born star is credited for leading the 1996 African champions to Egypt after netting twice against Libya in their final Afcon qualifier.
“There are a lot of positives to take out of my journey this season. I was able to finish school. I’m very proud of that,” Tau continued.
With Bafana grouped together with Namibia, Morocco and Cote d'Ivoire, Tau is one of the key players hoping to push SA into the next round.
Coach Stuart Baxter's men will open their Group D account against the Elephants on June 24 in Cairo.