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

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CAIRO, EGYPT - JULY 01: Percy Tau of South Africa lies injured during the African Cup of Nations match between South Africa and Morocco at Al-Salam Stadium on July 01, 2019 in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo by Ahmed Hasan/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

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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