How lockdown affects Rantie's job hunt

PSL Lockdown News

Bloemfontein Celtic have given an indication of their intention for Tokelo Rantie in the wake of the PSL suspension and national lockdown.

Rantie joined Celtic a few months ago with the view to signing after leaving Mamelodi Sundowns without playing a competitive match.

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However, the former Orlando Pirates striker's assessment with Siwelele has been disrupted by the suspension of all football activities in the country.

On Monday night President Cyril Ramaphosa also announced a national lockdown for 21 days starting on March 26. This means all citizens will be unable to leave the house.

Nevertheless, Celtic CEO Khumbulani Konco says Rantie is still very much under assessment with the club and there is no reason to stop looking at him.

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"We designed a programme where he trains at the High Performance Centre in the morning before joining the club for afternoon sessions," Konco told prior to news of the national lockdown.

"He is still very much part of the plan [to assess him]. I don't think the break will affect our intention to give him a chance.

"Remember, he last played football a long time ago and we will have patience with him."

Celtic are one of the teams who have been training as usual since the football break started despite coronavirus warnings regarding group activities.

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