Free State Stars have played to a 2-all draw against Shenxin FC in their opening match of the Shanghai International Football tournament at the Yuanshen Stadia in China yesterday.
Ea Lla Koto’s goals came from Danny Venter and Thapelo Mkhatshwa. They will be facing Shenhua on Friday before squaring up against SIPG in their last match of the tournament.
This is the same tournament that Moroka Swallows featured in last year and came back to win the MTN8. Stars will be hoping for the same luck although losing their coach, as Swallows did when Gordon Igesund returned from the tournament to join Bafana Bafana, will be the last thing they will be hoping for. Komphela has been linked with the vacant SuperSport United hot seat.