Mamelodi Sundowns star Percy Tau believes that the current Bafana Bafana squad has what it takes to lead the national team to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The 22-year-old represented Bafana during two international friendly encounters against Guinea-Bissau and Angola last week March 25 and 28 respectively, where he also scored his first goal in the famous green and gold colours.
Speaking to the South African Football Association’s website, Tau believes that the squad called up by Owen Da Gama last week has what it takes to fight and qualify for the upcoming FIFA World Cup.
“For us to qualify for tournaments, it will have to be a collective effort – players, technical team, administration and the Association – but the team is very good, in fact the best national team I have been to ever. This is the squad that can take South Africa to Russia, even if I am not here, but the mood in the team, the vision is great and I believe in the guys,” Tau said.
Even after his stellar performances for Bafana, Tau believes that he still has a lot to learn from the national team.
“My goal is to get better with every match. Today (against Angola) was about getting to know the other players better and trying to enjoy the moment. I try to listen to what other players say about my performance, where I can still learn and develop. So there is so much I still have to learn from the national team,” he added.