He announced his retirement from football with immediate effect. Tau has been without a club since his contract was not renewed by AmaKhosi at the end of the season.
The 33-year-old says he will now be focusing on his businesses and the launch of his new book, expected to be out in December.
Tau thanked the Chairperson of Pirates and Chiefs, Dr Irvin Khoza and Kaizer Motaung respectively for giving him the opportunity to shine and captain their clubs.
“I never could believe that I would captain two of the biggest clubs in the country and for me that serves as the highest accolade any footballer would want to achieve locally. I am grateful for the opportunity that was granted and the contribution and the change that I have made in people’s lives while on the football pitch or off the field because one way or the other I know I have made a difference in somebody’s life,” recounted Tau in his parting shot.
Meanwhile, Orlando Pirates have announced the signing of Kermit Erasmus from SuperSport United.
However, new signing Erasmus is not eligible to play in the CAF Champions League. Erasmus is cup-tied since he represented SuperSport United in the CAF Confederations Cup this year. This could mean more CAF headaches for Bucs coach Roger de Sa, who only has Collins Mbesuma and Ndumiso Mabena and another new signing Lennox Bacela as the recognised strikers for the gruelling Champions League.
Pirates can still bolster their team since the registration deadline for the group stages is on August 5.