Absa Premiership

Sundowns terminate Rantie's contract with immediate effect

2020-01-05 14:34
Tokelo Rantie (Supplied)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns have confirmed that they have terminated the contract of Bafana Bafana striker, Tokelo Rantie, with immediate effect.

Rantie joined the club as a free agent in September but made no starts for the Pretoria based club over the course of the season so far.

Sundowns confirmed that Rantie has been missing from training for the past month without permission and the club decided to terminate his contract as a result of this following an internal disciplinary procedure. 

According to the Sundowns website, a legal executive at the club, Yogesh Singh confirmed that Rantie would no longer play a part at the club.

”The standard at Sundowns is high for a professional footballer and there is a zero-tolerance for ill-discipline. Of course, players are human and we will first go through counseling to correct a player’s behavior but there is a line and when that is crossed we do not compromise the dressing-room for any individual player,” said Singh.

Rantie is not the first player to fall foul of Sundown's disciplinary procedures this season with both Musi Mashaba and Siyabonga Zulu, amongst others, released by the club.




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