Al Ahly coach Samy Komsan has heaped praise on Percy Tau following the attacker’s brace on debut against Ismaily on Wednesday.
Tau netted his side’s second and third goals as Al Ahly hammered Ismaily 4-0 in their opening match of the Egyptian Premier League season.
Komsan admitted that Tau is a special player whom coach Pitso Mosimane knows well, and he believes the fact that he played in the Premier League is working to his advantage.
Komsan suggested that Mosimane took a gamble by rescuing Tau’s career when it looked to be heading south.
However, he believes the Kagiso-born mentor won the bet as Tau didn’t disappoint, and this gives Al Ahly a different dimension upfront in addition to the players that are already there.
“Percy Tau is a very special player, and Pitso Mosimane knows his abilities well. Tau played in the Premier League and has a lot of experience,” said Komsan as quoted by Kingfut.
“Mosimane gave him an opportunity like all the other players, and the coach won the bet.
“Tau is a huge addition to us and able to compete with Mohamed Sherif and Hossam Hassan. The variety of options is a win for the team,” added Komsan.