Rantie facing crunch talks at City?
Tokelo Rantie’s future at Cape Town City is under scrutiny, with indications that the club is not happy with his progress - since putting pen to paper as a marquee signing.
The Mother City-based club completed the former Genclerbirligi striker’s signing on the final day of the transfer window, on August 31. At the time, City had edged their PSL rivals to the 28-year-old’s signature and it was viewed as one of the biggest moves of the window.
Three months later and Rantie has not played a single minute of competitive action for the first team.
Signing the player at the time, City were aware that it would take some time before Rantie regained his match fitness and become available for first team selection, this after being out of action for several months.
The player has been on specific training programs and, according to the Siya sources, the club is doing everything possible to assist the player in regaining his fitness levels. However, it has been suggested that the club is not satisfied with Rantie’s progress despite the effort that has gone into his train- ing, and Rantie does not seem to be in coach Benni McCarthy’s immediate plans.
It is now believed that Rantie is facing crunch talks with City’s management, and he could be facing an exit sooner rather than later. It has been suggested that Rantie is not yet fit enough to play first team football and, as one of the highest-paid players at the club, the team expect more from him.
Ayanda Patosi was in a similar position last year, and he was able to turn it around. City will be hoping that Rantie will follow