‘Hayibo Lion of Judah:’ Percy Tau’s Club Brugge is winning over Mzansi Twitter

South Africa’s soccer star Percy Tau has won Belgian side Club Brugge a legion of Mzansi fans and it’s making the most of it.

Club Brugge’s Twitter account used some South African words in its tweets on Wednesday, much to the delight of local fans.

In the first one, it retweeted SuperSport’s video showcasing Tau’s talent during his days at Mamelodi Sundowns.

The club accompanied it with the caption, “HAYIBO Lion of Judah! This is Champions League Quality!”

In reply, Mamelodi Sundowns tweeted, “We created this!” This prompted Club Brugge to also reply, “Siyabulela guys!”

Fans applaud

Mzansi fans couldn’t hold back their delight at Club Brugge’s inspired tweets.

Twitter user Magasela Mzobe replied, “Because of this tweet, I just officially started supporting Brugge KV. Pls advise when can I buy my team’s shirt.”

@zweliblack added, “I’m glad Club Brugge decided to hire a South African Admin for Twitter. Admin you one of us now.”

“Club Brugge is wildin. This admin is learning real fast. We Are The Brugges,” replied @SQ_Myeza.

Club Brugge vs Galatasaray

Percy Tau’s Club Brugge is set to face Galatasaray in their UEFA Champions League Group A clash in Belgium later on Wednesday.

Kickoff is at 18h55 South African time and local fans are already setting their reminders.

With Paris St. Germain and Real Madrid also in it, Group A is a difficult one for Club Brugge.

However, fans will be on the lookout for Tau’s performance – and South Africa is rallying fully behind him.

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