Tau's brother reveals family shock

Mamelodi Sundowns

Dumisani, who plays wing or centre-forward for NFD side Royal Eagles, says there were no expectations that his sibling would play professional football, let alone star for the Tshwane giants and Bafana Bafana.

“We never thought he’ll play professional football. I was the only one who was expected to play in the PSL,” Dumisani tells KickOff.com.

“So everyone’s eyes were fixed on me to play in the PSL and today we are surprised and shocked by the way he has taken the PSL by storm.

“No one ever thought this from him but it is finally happening. So I’m extremely happy and I feel like I’m the one who is playing.

“So I’m super proud of him and so is the family. At the same time it makes me feel emotional when I watch each and every game he plays because I’ve spent over eight years in the NFD. So I get emotional when I see him play so well like this.”

Dumisani has advised Percy to stay humble to get the most out of his career.

“My message will be to him he should remain humble, be down to earth and forget about the things off the field,” he says.

“You know if he can concentrate on each and every game and take his chances, those are key points that will make him go far in his football career.”

The 23-year-old Percy weathered some tough tackles on Wednesday to help Downs open a five-point lead at the Premiership summit with a 1-0 win over Maritzburg

United at Loftus Versfeld.

The next day Dumisani provided an assist after climbing off the bench as Eagles thrashed University of Pretoria 3-0 at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium to progress to the Nedbank Cup round of 32.