At GSV, we take the self allotted duty of enlightening our readers on all matters sports related very seriously, especially when it comes to informing the fraternity as a whole about the stars of the future that are on the rise as well as those that are already making a splash in the fraternity at a tender young age; we are proud to present to you the GSV Hot List, the most authoritative young African talent index in the entire football realm. The GSV Hot List is our selection of the best u/23 footballers in their positions, ranking the lads against their competitors and giving you some information on the player; we aim to ensure that you remain entertained, informed and enlightened while growing your knowledge base. This is the Mzansi football edition of the GSV Hot List, we will provide you with the quintessential player index of all the premier youth Mzansi football talent in the fraternity; the GSV Hot List is your one stop shop to all your Mzansi stars of the future.
DoB: May 13th, 1994
PoB: Witbank, Mpumalanga
Caps & Goals: N/A (SA u/20 International)
Position/s: Attacking Midfielder, Advanced Playmaker, Winger, Inside Forward, Trequartista
Preferred Foot: Left
Club: Mamelodi Sundowns F.C.
Club Jersey No: #35
Career Club Appearances & Goals: 7 Games, 1 Goal
Development Academy/s: Transnet/SAFA School Of Excellence, Clapham High School
Market Value: R 325 000
GSV Potential Indicator: Gift Leremi (4/5)
The Talent Scout Report: (Positional)
The stature, gait and bravado of the young Witbank born lad will have you catching flashbacks of a young Benedict “Tso” Vilakazi entering his prime as a footballer, Percy Tau is a natural star in “winning time”; born with the technical and creative gifts to take a football and make His creator smile while amazing and astonishing all and sundry in the football realm with his God given abilities. Very few Trequartista’s in Mzansi still embody that essence of the crowd pleasing entertainer who gives the spectators value for money regardless of the result, showboating or over elaboration I think they call it in some circles was the reason fans came out in their hordes to watch local football; flair players like Percy Tau are a dying breed in our elite division, it’s that added Mzansi flair and willingness to entertain first that puts Percy head and shoulders above many of his peers, “Tso-Monyane” is a lad that still bleeds the true culture of Mzansi Diski.
Much like the Little Napoleon, Percy is still far from the finished article as a young footballer and his age means that he needs to be playing more competitive first team football next season if he is to truly develop into the player his potential dictates that he could be; Tau is the future of Mzansi diski as he is the type of player that can inspire us to return to our roots at the elite level and seek to play our local bred entertainers while developing them to excel at the international level. The future promises to be a bright one for a young lad that plays great Mzansi diski and is signed to a club with a proud history of playing some of the best football on the continent; the match between club and player seemed like a dream marriage from the offset and I for one pray that both parties end up on the winning side of this perfect pairing.