Register Login Scores

PSL

Rantie Touches Down, Set For Debut

AFC Bournemouth’s record signing, Tokelo Rantie, looks set to make his debut for the club against Barnsley tonight.

The 23-year-old Bafana Bafana striker joined The Cherries before the close of last month’s transfer window, although his arrival was delayed due to Rantie’s international duties.

Read: Rantie Available For Bournemouth Debut

However, the forward has now touched down in England and had his first training session with Eddie Howe and his new teammates yesterday (Monday).

Speaking to the Bournemouth Echo this week the club’s assistant coach, Jason Tindall, hinted that he could make his debut against The Tykes. He said, “It was important he trained to get it out of his system. He needs to relax and recuperate and make sure he is ready for tomorrow because he will go straight into the squad.

“We looked at so many strikers in England and all over Europe to try to find one that fitted into our philosophy and the style of football we play. We kept coming back to TK.

“Without wanting to put too much pressure on him, when people see him, they will realise what a quality player he is.

“He is certainly an explosive player. He is dynamic and has fantastic ability to beat people. He is a great addition for the squad and will strengthen us in that area.”

Rantie will be hoping to help his new club get back to winning ways following their loss to Blackpool last week.

By Joe Crann




Follow Joe on Twitter: @YesWeCrann

18 comments

Top 5

Downs To Hijack Chiefs Deal?

218 Mar 29, 2021 10:53 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

10 Richest African Footballers In The World, Past & Present

7 Mar 11, 2021 07:19 PM in African Football

PSL Players Who Have Qualified For AFCON

16 Mar 29, 2021 11:59 AM in PSL

All Eight Teams To Have Qualified For CAFCL Quarters

116 Apr 10, 2021 11:30 PM in African Football

10 SA Players Silently Making Their Mark Abroad

Mar 29, 2021 01:54 PM in Players Abroad

All Eight Teams To Have Qualified For CAFCL Quarters

116 Apr 10, 2021 11:30 PM in African Football

Khan Urges Chiefs To Sign 'Underrated' Midfielder

43 Apr 11, 2021 12:59 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Legend Looks! 10 Of Radabe’s Coolest IG Flexes

1 Apr 12, 2021 10:37 AM in Drip, Style & Swag

CAF QF Draw Explained, Who Will Downs & Chiefs Get?

220 Apr 11, 2021 09:35 AM in CAF Champions League

Official: Chiefs Qualify For CAF CL Quarter-Finals

786 Apr 10, 2021 10:52 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Nine Chiefs Players Not Going To AFCON

102 Mar 29, 2021 03:22 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

18 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Confirmed: Manyisa's Next Destination Revealed

47 Mar 30, 2021 04:00 PM in PSL

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News