The 2022-23 campaign was a good one for Tau as he rediscovered his form after a difficult period in Cairo where he was plagued by injuries and a lack of game time. In 35 matches in all competitions, he scored nine goals and added six assists.
Tau’s form did not go unnoticed in Europe as he was reportedly sought after by Premier League club Burnley, who are coached by Belgian coach Vincent Kompany, and where Bafana Bafana teammate Lyle Foster was on the books. If signed by Burnley, it would be the second time Tau has played for a Premier League club following his unsuccessful spell with Brighton.
Tao’s league title adds to three more wins at previous clubs Mamelodi Sundowns (2013-14 and 2017-18) and Club Brugge (2019-20). A trophy-laden career also included winners’ medals in the 2016 CAF Champions League, the Nedbank Cup (2014-15), the Telkom Knockout (2015) and the Super CAF Cup (2017) – all with Sundowns.