Farouk Khan is hopeful that Tokelo Rantie will make the most
of his chance at Bloemfontein Celtic when the Absa Premiership is able to
The well-travelled 29-year-old Bafana striker was released
by Mamelodi Sundowns in January and had been without a club until Celtic
offered him the chance of a contract.
A former Stars of Africa graduate, under the guidance of
Khan, the often divisive Rantie has probably played for a few more clubs than
he would have liked.
He has played for the likes of Malmo in Sweden, Bournemouth
in England and Genclerbirligi in Turkey - but has struggled to settle down in
recent years, being released by Sundowns as well as Cape Town City.
Now at Celtic, Khan told the SowetanLIVE: "Rantie is the
only one who can solve his problems. It's up to him to decide and say, 'I have
had enough, and this is my last chance'.
"I pray that he gives himself a fair chance and sort
out his problems. We can never count him out because God works in wondrous ways."
Celtic spokesperson Sello Nduna explained that the club were
happy to give Rantie an opportunity.
"Tokelo is still with us and like all our players, he
is training from home. He is such a good boy and was coming alright before the
"As the club, we met with him and had a discussion
about what is expected of him during this time.
"All he needs is love and to be given the support he
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