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John Comitis looks to former Orlando Pirates striker Tokelo Rantie to solve Cape Town City's goal scoring issues

2:56 AM MYT 11/10/2018
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The 28-year-old marksman, who has played in the English Premier League and Turkish Super Lig, is busy working on his fitness

Cape Town City club chairman John Comitis believes that Tokelo Rantie will solve the team's scoring problem.

The Citizens have struggled to score goals this season having netted eight goals in eight Premier Soccer League (PSL) matches.

They have also failed to score in their last three matches in all competitions including the 2018 MTN8 Cup final where they won on penalties.

Comitis is pinning his hopes on Rantie, who is yet to make his official debut for the first team since joining the club as a free agent recently. 

“Rantie played 70 minutes in our last (Multichoice) Diski (Challenge) game,” said Comitis on IOL

The former Orlando Pirates striker apparently picked up a lot of weight after being released by Turkish outfit Gençlerbirliği in January 2018. 

“It was tough for him, but he’s getting there. He’s lost eight kilograms since he joined us," he continued. 

Rantie could make his long-awaited debut for the Citizens when they lock horns with AmaZulu FC in the 2018 Telkom Knockout Cup Last 16 match in Durban on October 20.

"By the next Cup game (AmaZulu) he should get some minutes, maybe even start. And, by the next league game (also AmaZulu), he should be firing on all cylinders," he added.

“He (Rantie) is the missing link. He is the player we believe can get behind defences and get us more goals," Comitis said about the South Africa international. 

"To be honest, Rantie is someone we believe can be the difference between us being a challenger and a struggler," he concluded.