- PSL giants, Mamelodi Sundowns, have announced the immediate firing of Tokelo Rantie
- The striker had his contract terminated with immediate effect after going missing for a month
- Social media users were generally saddened to hear the news
Mamelodi Sundowns have announced that they have parted ways with striker Tokelo Rantie. The PSL giants released a statement explaining that the 29-year-old was missing in action for a month, leading to the termination of his contract with immediate effect.
According to a statement released by the Brazilians, the former Bournemouth striker went missing for a month and was dismissed, following an internal disciplinary process.
The team went on to explain that Rantie's discipline let him down especially because the team needed a striker of his calibre.
The club said that they have zero-tolerance for ill-discipline and would not compromise that stance for any player. Other players who were released due to poor behaviour include Musi Mashaba and Siyabonga Zulu, amongst others.
Rantie joined Sundowns in September but failed to make any official starts for the Brazilians.
Social media users weighed in on the situation online. Twitter user Mmaps_ThePro said:
"I still ask myself how did this guy turn professional. For me ke kgomo"
"Yoh the story isn’t complete. What did he say in his explanation for absenteeism?"
"Isn't he crying out for help mara? This is sad"
"The end of him.. he must get ready for his cars and house to be repossessed"
"His arrogance will be his downfall... That's WHY he didn't get along with Eddie Howe(Bournemouth). The talent is there but his arrogance is holding him back...should be playing for a Top team in Europe. Sad"
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