Percy Tau scored again for Al Ahly then threw himself to the ground in a surprise ‘I am asleep’ celebration manner before getting injured.

According to FarPost, Tau was on target as Al Ahly thrashed Al Ittihad 3-0 in the Egyptian Premier League match played on Monday evening at Al Ahly Stadium.

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The South African attacker, Tau scored the opener after 12 minutes when he finished off rebound to ignite celebrations.

The Bafana Bafana striker Tau had another chance to claim a double but media reports in Egypt says he slipped and got injured.

“Tau had a clear chance to add another goal as he went one against one with the goalkeeper but he failed to dribble the goalkeeper and was injured,” Al Ahly website reports. 

“Our team was forced to complete the game with 10 players but it did not affect the tempo of the game.”

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The severity of the injury is yet to be established for the South African who had just returned from a length spell on the injury sidelines.

Al Ahly coach did not change the starting XI that included Percy Tau who scored in the previous match against Ghazl El-Mahalla last week.

Koller had last week praised Tau following his decent display against Ghazl El-Mahalla.

Al Ahly won last week’s game 2-0.

 “The player [Tau] was injured, so it was necessary for him to get a chance for me to see him,” Koller told the media.

“I knew that Tau could play as a striker, and he played very well, but he wasn’t 100% fit yet due to him returning from an injury.”

It was for this reason that Koller shown faith in the former Mamelodi Sundowns star by putting him in the starting line-up.

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Tau scored alongside Yasser Ibrahim and Akram Tawfik who also put their names on the scoresheet against the Alexandria-based team.

Ittihad had a penalty after Al Ahly keeper El-Shannawy fouled striker Ahmed Adel

It was the ninth consecutive win for Al Ahly under new Swiss manager Marcel Koller.

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Al Ahly remain on top of the log table, four points ahead of holders Zamalek.

Ittihad are in sixth place with nine points.

The defending champions Zamalek beat Pyramids on Sunday evening.

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