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BREAKING: Former Orlando Pirates striker Tokelo Rantie joins Cape Town City

06:31 BST 01/09/2018
Bafana Bafana, Tokelo Rantie
The former Ferroviário de Beira and CD Maxaquene player has returned home following an unsuccessful stint with the Wind of Ankara

Cape Town City FC have announced the signing former Orlando Pirates striker Tokelo Rantie.

The Citizens completed the signing of the lethal forward on the Premier Soccer League (PSL)'s transfer deadline day on Friday night.

Rantie has been a free agent since leaving a struggling Turkish club Gençlerbirliği SK side midway through the 2017/18 campaign. 

Gençlerbirliği were relegated to the TFF First League from the Super Lig at the end of the season.

The 27-year-old marksman netted only three goals in 26 Super Lig matches for the Wind of Ankara during his one-and-a-half-year spell with the club.

His agent, Denis Celebic of Q-Evolution Global Football Network, confirmed that Rantie was a free agent when speaking to Goal in March 2018. 

The business manager also revealed that his client had attracted interest from Scandanavia and Africa after leaving the Wind of Ankara.

This was after the hard-running frontman had terminated his contract with Gençlerbirliği and this alerted clubs in Europe, and Africa.

Mamelodi Sundowns and City were the two PSL clubs which were consistently linked with the former AFC Bournemouth forward. 

The Stars of Africa academy product had a successful spell with Swedish giants Malmo FF in the Scandanavia region between 2012 and 2013.

The Free State-born player scored seven goals in 21 matches as Malmo clinched the Swedish League (Allsvenskan) title 2013.

Rantie also had a spell with IFK Hässleholm in the second division of Swedish football in 2011, before returning home to join Pirates, where he won the 2011/12 PSL title. 

The well-traveled forward has since joined City, who have been linked with the experienced frontman since the January PSL transfer window. 

The Citizens made the announcement on their official website on Saturday morning: