No Bafana call-up for Rantie


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South Africa face Seleção in an international friendly in Sao Paolo.

Gordon Igesund will announce his first national squad at a press conference at Safa house tomorrow.

The new Bafana coach is expected to make some surprise call-ups, including Kgosi Ntlhe from English Championship club Peterborough United and Feyenoord midfielder Kamohelo Mokotjo, but Rantie's name is reportedly not on the list.

"Tokelo's name is not among the players expected to be announced for Bafana Bafana,"'s source at Safa house reveals.

"There are a few surprises regarding players receiving their first call-ups, but the omission of Rantie's name in the squad is expected to surprise many people."

The 21-year-old was selected for Bafana's last three official matches, in June. He was an unused substitute in the World Cup qualifier against Ethiopia, came on for Siyabonga Nomvete in the qualifier against Botswana, and scored on his debut start in the 3-0 friendly win over Gabon in Nelspruit.

Rantie has been on fire in Sweden, scoring four goals in two games for Malmo FF.