SAFA : Tokelo Rantie makes the Bafana Bafana despite not playing
Despite not playing Tokelo Rantie still remains to be favoured by Bafana Bafana Coach
Bafana Bafana striker Tokelo Rantie was set to leave the English Premier League side Bournemouth after he as excluded from their squad list.
The 25-year-old’s name did not appear on the list of squad numbers released by the Cherries on their official website, with Benik Afobe handed the number nine jersey.
Rantie has struggled to break into the starting 11 with Bournemouth top scorer Lewis Grabban and January Signing of Yann Kermorgant from Charlton Athletic being preferred by manager Eddie Howe, However, despite this, with the departure of Grabban to Norwich this summer for an estimated sum of £3,000,000
Rantie continued to train on his own in Johannesburg, with the amount of Bafana Bafana internationals facing uncertain club futures a far too familiar trend.
Tokelo was spotted at the Carling Black Label at the end of July.
Rantie hasn’t played a competitive club match to close to a year but he has featured in most of Bafana Bafana games
Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim Shakes Mashaba when he took over stressed players will be selected on merit/form. but in what many has said
Many have viewed the selection Tokelo Rantie as strangely surprising as he remains to be picked ahead of other active strikers like Thobani Mncwango from Polokwane City.
Thobani Mncwango scored the second most goals in the PSL in the 2015/16 season.
Rantie is still to report back to Bournemouth and he didn’t report for pre-season training either.
It’s believed that Bournemouth are looking to recover the money spent on Rantie and may take action against him for not reporting back to camp ahead of the 2016/17 season