Here’s how COVID-19 lockdown affects Rantie’s job search…

Bloemfontein Celtic have indicated their intention for striker Tokelo Rantie in the wake of the PSL suspension and national lockdown.

Read: SAFA extends football ban

The 29-year-old forward joined Celtic a few months ago with intentions of signing following his separation with giants Mamelodi Sundowns without playing a competitive match.

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Former Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana’s striker Tokelo Ratie’s job hunt affected by COVID-19 lockdown. (Image: SoccerZela/website)

The former Orlando Pirates striker’s assessment with Siwelele has however been disrupted by the suspension of all football activities in the country.

When President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a national lockdown for 21 days starting on March 26, the South African Football Association (SAFA) also confirmed that the football ban had been extended.

Nevertheless, Siwelele CEO Khumbulani Konco had revealed prior to the national lockdown that Rantie is still under assessment with the club, and there is no reason to stop looking at him.

“We designed a programme where he trains at the High Performance Centre in the morning before joining the club for afternoon sessions,” Konco told

“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 remain among teams who have been training as usual since the football break started despite coronavirus warnings regarding group activities.

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