Former Bafana Bafana midfielder Eric Tinkler says that watching Percy Tau grace some of the most iconic football pitches in the world is a joy to behold, adding that the young striker had the ability now to draw audiences back to South Africa.
The 25-year-old Tau was all over television screens across the globe on Tuesday night when he helped his Belgian team, Club Brugge, secure a compelling 2-2 draw with Real Madrid at one of the most famous stadiums in the world, the Santiago Bernabeu, in the European Champions League.
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Tinkler says it made him proud watching the striker perform in the biggest club competition on the planet.
Tau, who is on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion in England, provided an assist for his Nigerian team-mate Emmanuel Dennis.
His performances have drawn plaudits from all across the world, more so because his team had taken a point from the most successful club side in history, and had at one point led 2-0, before being hauled back by Madrid.
Tinkler believes that performances like Tau’s will bring back foreign interest to the country after a few lean years when successful South African exports to Europe have been few and far between.
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Report by Thahir Asmal