Thu. Oct 22nd, 2020

Tokelo Rantie: Mamelodi Sundowns terminate striker’s contract

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Masandawana have parted ways with the former Bafana Bafana striker with immediate effect

Just after joining the club at the beginning of the current season, Mamelodi Sundowns have released striker Tokelo Rantie from his contract with immediate effect.

This comes after reports emerged the Parys-born forward went AWOL from the club’s base at Chloorkop.

Having only featured in the Shell Helix Cup against Kaizer Chiefs, the former AFC Bournemouth hitman failed to command a regular spot under coach Pitso Mosimane.

“The standard at Sundowns is high for a professional footballer and there is a zero-tolerance for ill-discipline,” said Sundowns‘ Legal Executive Yogesh Singh.

“Of course, players are human and we will first go through counselling to correct a player’s behaviour but there is a line and when that is crossed we do not compromise the dressing-room for any individual player.”

The reigning Premier Soccer League (PSL) champions announced the 29-year-old’s contract was terminated following an internal disciplinary process.

Rantie joined Sundowns after spending a lengthy period of over two and half months on trial at Chloorkop and was ultimately handed a lifeline to regain his fitness and showcase the talent he possesses.

During the past few seasons, the 2016 African champions have cracked the whip on ill-disciplined players and have released players including Muzi Mashaba and Siyabonga Zulu.

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