Register Login Live

PSL

Rantie’s Race Against Time

AFC Bournemouth’s new South African signing, Tokelo Rantie, is in a race against time to sort out his paperwork in order to make his debut this weekend.

The club’s head coach, Eddie Howe, and his assistant, Jason Tindall, attended an FA hearing earlier this month in order to secure the Bafana Bafana striker a work permit, something that was subsequently given the all clear.

Read: Emotional Malmo Farewell For Rantie

The final piece of the puzzle is Rantie’s visa, which hasn’t been granted as of yet, meaning that as it stands he will not be available for the game against Blackpool on Saturday.

However, Howe remains confident that the 23-year-old can play a role in the game. He told the Bournemouth Echo, “We are hoping to get everything finalised before Saturday but we are in the hands of the authorities. We are hopeful he will be here because we think he would give everyone a boost.

“It doesn’t make my plans difficult and it would be great to have him involved for Saturday. We will give him all the time he needs to try to get everything sorted and to get himself here.

“These things take time and there are processes you have to go through. I don’t anticipate any problems. We are just in a race against the clock.”

Rantie played in Bafana’s 4-1 win over Botswana last weekend and is expected to arrive at his new club in the next day or so.

By Joe Crann
Follow Joe on Twitter: @YesWeCrann

*Heric Replaces Palmer At Chippa (PLEASE DON'T USE NOW - Needs...

Rantie Pleased With Bournemouth Debut

Bournemouth Agree Record Rantie Fee

Bournemouth Make R4m Rantie Offer

15 comments

Top 5

Managers Who’ve Already Been Sacked This Season

1 Nov 08, 2021 12:26 PM in English Premier League

Khanye Lambasts Pirates For Impressive Mhango

29 Jan 18, 2022 10:51 AM in Orlando Pirates

7 Players Xavi Could Get Rid Of At Barca

5 Nov 09, 2021 01:26 PM in LaLiga

Usuthu Tie Down Two Stars?

9 Jan 18, 2022 04:25 PM in Siyagobhoza

Fashion Love - The Katsande’s Most Stylish Looks Together

Jan 17, 2022 04:34 PM in Drip, Style & Swag

“Haai Guys!” Watch Guardiola Speaking Mzansi Slang

3 Jan 17, 2022 02:24 PM in The Best Of The Rest

Transfer Update: Messi

Jan 18, 2022 09:30 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

'I Didn't Care About Bench Role At Barca, I'd Become A Millionaire'

16 Jan 17, 2022 05:25 PM in African Football

Frustrated Bucs Supporters Join Planned March

20 Jan 18, 2022 04:17 PM in Orlando Pirates

'World Richest Footballer' Finds New Club

9 Dec 27, 2021 02:35 PM in World News

Nomandela: I Wanted To Play For Chiefs

46 Jan 19, 2022 11:05 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

All The Stadiums That Will Host Afcon Matches

2 Dec 10, 2021 07:29 PM in African Football