Al Ahly head coach Pitso Mosimane has defended Percy Tau’s latest switch to the Egyptian soccer powerhouse from English aspect Brighton and Hove Albion.
The Bafana Bafana worldwide’s transfer to Al Ahly was met with a variety of criticism from some individuals together with legendary South African striker Benni McCarthy, who described it as a massive step down in his career.
Tau signed a four-year cope with the reigning Caf Champions League winners final week after taking part in simply three Premier League matches for Brighton.
Mosimane, who coached Tau at South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns between 2013 and 2018, has refuted views that the 27-year-old attacker’s transfer is a step again in his profession and he additionally insisted that Al Ahly are larger than Brighton.
“It’s been 4 years since he [Tau] left South Africa and he hasn’t performed the identical manner he used to play right here, and I don’t suppose Brighton gave him the respect he deserves,” Mosimane advised Radio 2000.
“Percy Tau was not in Brighton’s plans in any respect, they didn’t even use him throughout the pre-season.
“By the way in which, are Brighton larger than Al Ahly? Al Ahly is a much bigger staff. Sorry however we simply got here again from the [Fifa] Membership World Cup.”
Al Ahly scooped their second bronze medal on the Membership World Cup finals after they defeated Brazilian aspect Palmeiras within the third-place play-off match underneath the steering of Mosimane in January this 12 months.
The Crimson Devils, who’ve gained probably the most Egyptian Premier League titles (42) and a file 10 Caf Champions League trophies, have a wealthy historical past.
They’re additionally among the many most profitable golf equipment on the planet as they’re second by way of worldwide titles gained with 23 trophies, behind Spanish heavyweights Actual Madrid, who boast of 26 trophies.
Then again, Brighton have by no means gained a serious trophy having been FA Cup runners-up in 1983 and so they have been campaigning within the Premier League since 2017.
Tau is at the moment a part of the Bafana squad which can tackle Zimbabwe and Ghana within the 2022 Fifa World Cups qualifiers this month.