Cape Town — Owen da Gama was the first Bafana Bafana coach to call Percy Tau into the senior national team when he selected the raw youngster for friendly games against Guinea-Bissau and Angola in March 2017. The forward repaid his faith immediately with a goal‚ but Da Gama says his expectations have been far exceeded by the player Tau has become‚ highlighted by his two superb strikes against Libya on Sunday that sealed Bafana’s passage to the Africa Cup of Nations finals. Da Gama may have given Tau his break‚ but the Belgium-based forward has grabbed it with both hands and raced to nine goals in his 18 caps‚ with form that suggests he could become one of the country’s all-time greats. “I have been amazed at how Percy has grown as a player‚ he continues to develop at a rapid rate and just gets better and better‚” Da Gama told TimesLIVE. Next level “His time in Belgium has done wonders for him in terms of confidence and making him believe that he can take his game to another level. “...

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