English Premiership

Howe: Rantie looks razor-sharp

2015-07-20 17:36
Tokelo Rantie in action for Bournemouth (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has heaped praise on Tokelo Rantie, saying the South African striker has looked razor-sharp in pre-season training.

Rantie only managed to score two goals in 16 appearances for the Cherries last season, leading to suggestions he may not be able to make the step up to the Premier League.

However, the 24-year-old has been very impressive throughout the club's preparations for the upcoming season, scoring a goal and providing the assist for another in their 4-1 win over Philadelphia Union.

"Tokelo has followed on from where he has been at in training. He has looked razor-sharp, strong and certain aspects of his game have really come on," Howe told Bournemouth's website.

"We were really pleased for him to get on the scoresheet and get an assist and it was a good night for him.

"It has been a joy to see him mix with the players this week because it is one of the only times we have been able to bring him with us - usually he is away with South Africa.

"Hopefully, he will now feel more integrated with the squad than he ever has which can only help his form on the pitch," Howe concluded.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Saturday, 16 December 2017
Leicester City v Crystal Palace, King Power Stadium 14:30
Stoke City v West Ham United, Bet365 Stadium 17:00
Arsenal v Newcastle United, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Chelsea v Southampton, Stamford Bridge 17:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Burnley, The American Express Community Stadium 17:00
Watford v Huddersfield Town, Vicarage Road Stadium 17:00
Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur, Etihad Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 17 December 2017
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United, The Hawthorns 16:15
AFC Bournemouth v Liverpool, Vitality Stadium 18:30
Monday, 18 December 2017
Everton v Swansea City, Goodison Park 22:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2017/18 season?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.