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Rantie: More Goals Coming

Bafana Bafana striker, Tokelo Rantie, scored his first home goal for AFC Bournemouth last night. The 2-1 was also the winning goal for the Championship club and the 23-year-old was seemingly happy with his contribution.

“We wanted to win and I’m very grateful that I managed to contribute the goal. It was something that I actually needed and hopefully there will be more goals coming,” Rantie said after the game.

“I think it will be positive for me going forward in terms of the confidence I will have in front of the fans because they have been waiting for it for quite some time.

“It was my first goal at home and I’m very pleased with it. It came at the right time because we have three points.”

Even before his goal, the fans had given Rantie a great reception when he came on as a second-half substitute and were cheering for his efforts of chasing after each ball.

“That’s something that can actually motivate you as a player. It shows that they appreciate me being here and I’m very grateful that I scored in front of them,” Rantie continued.

Rantie added that he had no complaints about not being selected in the starting line-up in recent weeks, as well as praising Eddie Howe for managing his transition following his move from Swedish club Malmo.

“I think the manager is doing the right thing by using me as a second half substitute because it is the only way I will adapt quickly. I think he has been doing a fantastic job,” he said.

“Lewis Grabban has been outstanding for us and he has been motivating me as well and the rest of the guys have been doing well, so there’s no need for the manager to change the team right now.”

The South African got a yellow card for celebrating his goal with the home fans, but says it was an emotional game and he has no regrets of doing so.

“Maybe if someone had explained to me that if I went to the fans it would be a yellow card, I wouldn’t have done it,” he said. “But I didn’t actually know.”

“I was disappointed though because I went to celebrate with the fans and it was a great feeling for me.

“Even though I got booked, I’m still happy that I did it with them.

“It was an emotional game for me. I think I deserved a hug from them and they deserved a hug from me.”

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