Absa Premiership

McCarthy: A fit Rantie will be unstoppable

2018-09-04 18:01
Tokelo Rantie (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy has backed newly signed Tokelo Rantie to get his groove back at the Citizens and find his way back to the national team.

READ: Baxter: 'My son is the most qualified GK coach by a mile'

The 27-year old forward has been club-less since parting ways with Turkish side Genclerbirligi in 2017 and joined the Citizens on the transfer deadline day.

The Citizens mentor admitted that his side has hit a jackpot in signing the former Bournemouth striker and will race against the clock to help him get his career back on track.

McCarthy is confident that Rantie will prove that he still has a lot to offer once he starts playing for his new club.

McCarthy told journalists: "He is a world class striker‚ now my main priority is to get him fit as soon as possible. When he gets going‚ good luck to the rest of the league because he is unstoppable.

"With the rest of the fitness trainers and medical staff‚ we are going to make sure that he is fit and ready to play. It is not only me who is going to benefit but Bafana Bafana as well.

"Irrespective of whether the coach is against him or not‚ why would they leave him out when he is banging in the goals?

"He can help us qualify for the World Cup which is something that we can't seem to do at the moment.He is a national gem and unfortunately beggars can't be choosers and in this instance Bafana are beggars.

"Getting Rantie to his best as soon as possible is going to be a tough challenge (because) in the coming months we have Afcon qualifiers and you will see him in the Bafana squad and I don't care who says what."


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Tuesday, 22 January 2019
Highlands Park v Mamelodi Sundowns, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Baroka FC, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Friday, 01 February 2019
Wits v Maritzburg United, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 02 February 2019
Kaizer Chiefs v Cape Town City, FNB Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Highlands Park, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Polokwane City, Goble Park 18:00
Mamelodi Sundowns v AmaZulu, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 20:15
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

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


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

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.