The two players are both based in the United Kingdom, with Tau in England and Zungu in Scotland. Travelling back to their home countries has been a nightmare for both players.
Fortunately for Tau, SAFA and his club, Brighton and Hove Albion, were able to reach an agreement over the release of the striker. Tau will have to quarantine for up to 10 days upon arrival back in England.
“I think the games are important — we are all aware of that. And I was grateful that the communications between Bafana and Brighton were successful‚ and they were able to allow me to come‚” Tau told the media
“I know that from some teams it was difficult to allow the players to come over. But for me it was smooth‚ and they were able to reach an agreement‚ even though I have to go and quarantine for 10 days.” He said.
“It’s also an opportunity for me to get game time. But then it is also the importance of these last two games‚” the striker said of Brighton coach Graham Potter.
“It is always great to have someone who’s understanding‚ and who tries to understand the needs of the player also.”
For me it’s always that I want to play — that’s the drive I have. And if I have an opportunity to fight for that position I’ll always do that‚” Tau said.
“And I also understand the importance of these games. It would be great for us to qualify for Afcon twice in a row.”
Bongani Zungu on the other hand could not travel back to South Africa for the upcoming AFCON Qualifiers against Ghana and Sudan.
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