Pitso Mosimane gives assessment of Tokelo Rantie at Mamelodi Sundowns


Stocky striker Rantie made his first appearance in Sundowns colours against Kaizer Chiefs in the Shell Helix Ultra Cup last Saturday as his team lost 4-2 at FNB Stadium. Ex-Sundowns players Leonardo Castro and Khama Billiat did the damage on the day.

The former Orlando Pirates and Cape Town City striker did not last 90 minutes and was substituted in the second half.

Mosimane remains confident Rantie will regain his old form but preached patience.

"We wanted to see where Tokelo is and we know that he is not yet ready. That's why I said to you, let's give him a chance, let's give him a break. The guy has not played football for almost two years and then we give him this big game," said Mosimane.

"I think we threw him into the deep end too early, but I have to. He has done a good pre-season. He has done very well. I have to give him a chance to play.

"I must give everybody a chance to play. I must give Aubrey Ngoma a chance to play. It's important. Let them play. Sometimes they complain about lack of game time, we are not playing, we want to go."

The Brazilians' next match is at home against AmaZulu in the Telkom Knockout on Sunday (15h00).