Bloemfontein Celtic are determined to sign Tokelo Rantie
despite his assessment having been put on hold.
The 29-year-old, who was most recently on the books of
Mamelodi Sundowns where he didn't play a game, joined Siwelewele on trial in
But with the outbreak of the coronavirus and subsequent lockdown
in the country, announced by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday
night, Rantie and his potential new club will need to exercise patience.
Celtic CEO Khumbulani Konco though is hopeful of doing a
deal with the former Malmo, Bournemouth and Cape Town City striker.
He told KickOff: "We designed a programme where he
trains at the high-performance centre in the morning before joining the club
for afternoon sessions.
"He is still very much part of the plan (to assess him).
I don't think the break will affect our intention to give him a chance.
"Remember, he last played football a long time ago and
we will have patience with him."
- TEAMtalk media