Mamelodi Sundowns star Percy Tau backs Bafana for Russia 2018
Posted: 30 March 2017 Time: 10:58
Bafana Bafana forward Percy Tau believes the current squad are good enough to take the national team to the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.
Interim head coach Owen da Gama has found a decent mixture of youth and experience in his recently-named Bafana squad, who saw off Guinea-Bissau 3-1 last week before playing to a 0-0 draw against Angola.
And Tau, who scored South Africa's second goal against Guinea-Bissau, insists the current team is the best he has played in since making his international debut in 2015.
“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," said the Mamelodi Sundowns star.
"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."
When asked about his own personal achievements and ambitions, Tau said: “My goal is to get better with every match. [The game again 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."