Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy has promised to get the best out of forgotten striker Tokelo Rantie and at the same time make sure the Bafana selectors notice him. The 27-year-old Rantie‚ who helped Bournemouth gain promotion to the English Premiership a few seasons ago and also played in Sweden and Turkey‚ joined City on transfer deadline day last week and McCarthy said bringing him to the Mother City was like hitting the jackpot. "He is a player who I am very fond of and I believe that I hit a little bit of a jackpot with him‚" McCarthy said after his side qualified for a second consecutive MTN8 final near Pretoria on Sunday after beating Mamelodi Sundowns 4-2 on penalties. "He is a former teammate of mine at Orlando Pirates and I know his capabilities when he is at his best and when he is fit. "He hit a bit of a rough patch, and everybody goes through that in life," said the coach. The Premier Soccer League programme returns in two weeks due to the international Fifa break an...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Times Select.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now