Tau shines amongst AFCON top-scorers

Bafana Bafana forward Percy Tau and two former Absa Premiership strikers finished amongst the top goalscorers in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Tau, 24, netted a stunning brace against Libya to help South Africa qualify for the continental showpiece to be hosted in Egypt between June 21 and July 19.

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His standout performance saw him awarded with the man of the match award ahead of goalkeeper Darren Keet and took his overall tally to four goals and one assist in the six qualification games within Group E.

This ranked the former Mamelodi Sundowns man as one of the top-scorers behind former teammate Abdul Fiston Razak of Burundi and Zimbabwe’s Knowledge Musona – who starred in South Africa with Kaizer Chiefs.

Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo finished as the top-scorer with seven goals, while El Fardou Ben Nabouhane form Comoros was the surprise name of the list with five goals to his name.


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