Ahly’s goal machine Tau to miss FIFA Club World Cup with a muscle injury

Mahmoud Elassal , Saturday 29 Jan 2022

Ahly’s South African winger Percy Tau sustained a muscle injury during the 3-0 loss to Smouha in the EFA Cup and he will be out of action for four weeks, according to a statement from the Cairo-based club on Saturday.

Percy Tau
File Photo: Ahly s winger Percy Tau in action during the match with Smouha on Thursday 15 December, 2021. Photo courtesy of Al-Ahly Facebook page.

“Medical scans have showed that Percy Tau suffers from anterior muscle rupture,” read a statement on Ahly’s official website.

“The player needs four weeks to recover from the injury as well as returning to the team’s full trainings,” it said.

“Tau started his rehab program on Saturday once the scans’ result showed the extension of his injury,” the statement added.

The 27-year-old, winger was included in Ahly’s starting lineup for the game against Smouha on Thursday but he left the playground 20 minutes before the final whistle with the injury.

Tau joined Ahly from Premier League side Brighton after penning a four-year contract with the Cairo giants last August.

He pulled off a perfect start with Ahly, scoring five goals in nine appearances and receiving much admiration from the team’s fans as well as allowing the Reds to snatch an early lead on the league’s table.

The African Champions League title holders Ahly will take part in the FIFA Club World Cup that will take place in United Arab Emirates from 3 to 12 February.

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