Phakaaathi Reporter
Football writer
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6 Oct 2016
10:22 am

Rantie released from Bafana camp

Phakaaathi Reporter

Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba has welcomed Safa’s decision to expel Rantie from the team camp.

Tokelo Rantie (Barry Aldworth/BackpagePix)

The South African Football Association (Safa) has confirmed striker Tokelo Rantie has been released from the Bafana Bafana camp after he failed to report for camp on time.

“Rantie was scheduled to report for duty on Sunday, October 2, but failed to do so although he had already arrived in South Africa from overseas.

“He also did not report for camp the following day on Monday, October 3, the day the rest of the team arrived for official training,” read a Safa statement on the association’s website.

“Rantie’s matter will now be handled by the association for further disciplinary measures.”

Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba has welcomed Safa’s decision to expel Rantie from the team camp.

“We thought, in the spirit of encouraging team spirit and discipline, we must release Rantie from camp,” said Mashaba.

Bafana Bafana will face Burkina Faso in the 2018 World Cup qualifier in Ougadougou on Saturday.