English Premiership

Rantie gets Cherries nod

2015-09-04 15:05
Tokelo Rantie plays in the English Premiership. PHOTO: Mitchell Leff / Getty Images

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana's Tokelo Rantie's hopes of making his Premier League debut have been boosted after his inclusion in the Bournemouth squad for the first half of 2015/16 season.

Read: Bournemouth's transfers rated

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe include the South African forward in his 25-man squad submitted to the league on Thursday.

Rantie, who has won 48 caps for Bournemouth to date, has been on extended leave at the English club due to a family bereavement.

Howe brought in several attacking players during the transfer window, including St Etienne's Max Gradel and Crystal Palace forward Glenn Murray - a deadline day signing.

Rantie was linked with a loan move away from Dean Court but after being named in Howe's squad, it appears that the Parys-born forward will make his Premier League debut at some stage.

Despite his lack of game time during the early part of the season, Rantie won a call-up to the Bafana Bafana squad currently in Mauratania ahead of their Group M AFCON 2017 qualifier which will be played at the Olympic Stadium in Nouakchott on Saturday.

The Premier League newcomers are currently in 11th place in the Premier League after winning one of their opening four games.

Bournemouth squad for the first half of the 2015/16 season:

Artur Boruc, Simon Francis, Steve Cook, Dan Gosling, Tommy Elphick, Andrew Surman, Marc Pugh, Harry Arter, Tokelo Rantie, Charlie Daniels, Callum Wilson, Adam Smith, Shaun MacDonald, Joshua King, Yann Kermorgant, Junior Stanislas, Christian Atsu, Ryan Allsop, Adam Federici, Lee Tomlin, Sylvain Distin, Matt Ritchie, Eunan O’Kane, Joe Bennett, Glenn Murray, Baily Cargill (eligible to feature as an under-21 player) 

Max Gradel, Tyrone Mings and Elliott Ward were not included in the squad list submitted to the Premier League.


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