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Percy Tau named South African Footballer of the Season

Tau, who finished co-leading Premiership scorer with 11 goals, also lifted the South African Players' Player of the Season trophy.

Published: 30th May 2018 01:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th May 2018 01:33 PM   |  A+A-

South Africa striker Percy Tau (Photo | South African Football Association Twitter)

By AFP

JOHANNESBURG: Mamelodi Sundowns attacker Percy Tau, who has reportedly been watched by French Ligue 1 club Monaco, was named South African Footballer of the Season in Johannesburg Tuesday.   
His success was anticipated with the slightly-built 23-year-old star consistently impressive when helping the Pretoria outfit win the 2017/2018 league title.

Apart from 2016/2017 Champions League semi-finalists Monaco, clubs from Denmark, Greece, Russia and several Middle East countries are interested in signing Tau, according to Sundowns sources.

Tau, who finished co-leading Premiership scorer with 11 goals, also lifted the South African Players' Player of the Season trophy.

Top-flight coaches chose the Footballer of the Season and Premiership footballers decided the Players' Player award, although they were prohibited from voting for a team-mate.

Media-shy Tau kept his acceptance speech short, thanking the other Sundowns players and coaches and telling his mother, who was at the ceremony in a plush hotel, not to cry.  

Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane was named Coach of the Season -- his reward for a second league title in three seasons.

Budding star Siphesihle Ndlovu of FA Cup runners-up Maritzburg United was named Young Player of the Season and also landed the Goal of the Season award for a superb curling shot.

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