Rantie's proposed deal called off

Premiership

The future of former Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns striker Tokelo Rantie remains unclear after his proposed move to eSwatini was called off.

Rantie was due to join Mbabane Highlanders in eSwatini after the two parties initially agreed in principle for the player to join the Swazi giants.

Highlanders have already signed former Bucs midfielder Thamsanqa Sangweni, who made his debut for 'Inkunzi' during their league match against Royal Leopards in Mbabane over the weekend.

Highlanders boss Ally Kgomongwe has now confirmed that Rantie will no longer be joining his team after the 30-year-old called off his trip and cited “family commitments”.

“We had already agreed with everything on the contract, but the deal is now off due to the player's family commitments,” Kgomongwe tells KickOff.com.

“His agent was very good during the negotiations but unfortunately the player could not come to eSwatini [for the official signing of the deal].

"As a South African, my idea was always to try and give South African players chances to revive their careers here in eSwatini.”

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