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How Percy Tau transformed from Witbank’s gem to national treasure

The business of turning rough gems into superstars is no easy task. So rough can some diamonds be at times that would-be mentors can choose not to get their hands dirty and pass them on to the next gaffer who might take them.

This was the case for George Khumalo who, while at Giant Coal Aces, decided that Percy Tau was not worth the trouble and decided to let him slip through his fingers.

“The first time I met Percy was when he was playing for a team in the SAB League Giant Coal Aces. he was playing there with Buti Khoza. He was quite young then, but he was very raw. You could see he was an exceptionally good player. He was highly intelligent. Read More…

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