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Rantie’s Mom Urges Him To Work Hard

Bafana Bafana striker, Tokelo Rantie, is yet to find the back of the net in 2015 for his club, AFC Bournemouth and, has now revealed that his mother has urged him to keep on working hard in England.

Read: Rantie Keen To Repay The Faith

The 24-year-old has recently returned from a shoulder injury but could only make two late sub-appearances for the Cherries.

Following his unlucky outings at the African Cup of Nations and his new shoulder injury, Rantie has been struggling for game time at Bournemouth, but revealed it’s time that he repays the coach's faith.

“You know, sometimes when he talks to you, he talks to you in a father-figure manner,” he told Bournemouth’s official website.

“It’s unbelievable the way he presents himself to players. I’ve never met a manager like him, I’ve never worked with a manager like him. 

“He’s willing to understand your situation, he’s willing to talk to you about anything. It’s something I will forever be grateful to the manager and Jason for. 

“Sometimes, I ask myself if I am here for a blessing? I ask myself am I here because these people will help me in the later stages of my life?"

Rantie also revealed how his mother is trying to motivate him to not disappoint in England.

“I talk to my mother a lot and when I explain these things to her, she doesn’t believe it,” he added.

“She tells me you are blessed. You have been given an opportunity, don’t disappoint. Be the person who you are and work hard.

“If the manager can come to you and ask you about life, it shows he is not only interested in your football.” 

Read: Bafana Need More Players Abroad!

Rantie's return to full fitness couldn't come at a better time for his club, as Bournemouth have failed to win any of their last five games and have slipped to fifth position on the English championship table.

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