South African forward – Percy Tau has completed his much talked about transfer to Al Ahly on undisclosed terms to unite with his former manager Pitso Mosimane.
“I have really enjoyed working with Percy. He is very professional and extremely popular with the rest of the squad, but at this stage of his career he wants to be playing regularly and we fully understand that,” said Brighton manager Graham Potter
“This move gives him the opportunity to do that and he is joining one of Africa’s top clubs. On behalf of everyone at the club I wish him well for the future,” he added.
Tau made just six appearances for the Seagulls since joining them from Masandawana in 2018 after three separate loan stints in Belgium [Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, Club Brugge and Anderlecht] due to work-permit issues.
He, however, made his Premier League debut in the 1-0 defeat against champions Manchester City.
The 27-year-old striker worked with Pitso Mosimane at Mamelodi Sundowns where they won several domestic laurels in South Africa, as well as the 2016 CAF Champions League trophy.
By Francis Aduo