South Africa receive Rantie boost
South Africa’s preparations for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations have received a boost following the recovery of striker Tokelo Rantie.
Bournemouth assistant manager, Jason Tindall revealed that the striker has resumed full training.
Rantie dislocated his shoulder in November against Ipswich, and has been out since then, fuelling doubts he may be unavailable for the AFCON. However, he has now resumed full training and Tindall revealed the striker is looking sharp.
The 24-year-old will now join Shakes Mashaba’s side for the Afcon training camp.
“Tokelo has trained for more than a week now and has been involved in full-contact training,” Tindall told the Daily Echo.
“He`s looking really sharp and has had no setbacks so far, so he should be available for selection over the Christmas period.
“TK is a great player and gives us that extra bit of pace, whether he`s in the team or on the bench waiting to come on.
“He`s certainly a threat for any defence and we will be pleased when we have him back available for selection…”
Rantie was South Africa’s topscorer in qualifying, and will be instrumental to Bafana Bafana’s chances of progressing from the Group of Death.