Heart broken Bafana star couldn’t leave pitch after defeat to Nigeria


Percy Tau was Bafana Bafana’s poster boy heading into the Africa Cup of Nations and pretty much carried the weight of the entire nation on his 5ft 9 in frame.

So, the scenes after South Africa’s quarter-final elimination from the competition at the hands of Nigeria left several fans feeling lugubrious and especially for the 25 year-old.


Tau was the last Bafana player to leave the pitch, in fact he was the only player – from both teams – who stayed back long after the game had ended.


Apparently stricken from the defeat, the attacker spent a long moment of introspection in the heart of the Cairo International pitch.


Per Robert Marawa [Marawa TV], That moment when u r the last @BafanaBafana player to leave the field…..💔 for @percymuzitau22


Fans poured out to show support for Tau, paying tribute to the “Lion”.


One Twitter user jrwaramedi tweeted: @Monyetsane@percymuzitau22 play soccer for his passion and talent not for money.🙌 .Sorry our Lion of judah next time.☺


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