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Stars Confirm Latest Squad Reinforcements

Free State Stars Announce Newly Signed Players

By Soccer Laduma - Sep 08, 2017 07:31 PM

Free State Stars have confirmed signing the two players who were previously with Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs respectively. 

Read: Bucs Coach On Newly Promoted Striker

As reported by the Siya crew, both Patrick Phungwayo and Edward Manqele have been signed by the Bethlehem outfit.

Ea Lla Koto officially confirmed that the two experienced players belong to them.

“The Premiership’s worst kept secret is finally out as we can confirm defender Patrick Phungwayo and striker Edward Manqele has officially joined Free State Stars.

Manqele returns to Goble Park for his second stint after making his name within the domestic scene during the 2011/12 season – where he lit the Premiership up with 11 goals in 28 league games. His form earned him a lucrative move to Mamelodi Sundowns, before going on to represent Moroka Swallows, Chippa United and Kaizer Chiefs. Now the 30-year-old makes a long awaited return five years later to rediscover the form that made him one of the most lethal finishers in the South African top flight,” Stars confirmed on their official website. 

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“Our second addition, Phungwayo, also joins on a free transfer and like Manqele – comes with a great pedigree. The 29-year-old left back started his career at the esteemed African Soccer Development Academy before his professional breakthrough with Bidvest Wits in 2008.

After two seasons with the Clever Boys, the Alexandra-born defender was rated amongst the most promising players in the country and made a temporary switch to Europe with Greek side, Panionios.

Read: One In, One Out at Naturena As Club Makes Changes?

“However, upon returning from the loan deal, the pacey full back continued to impress with the Students before earning a move to Orlando Pirates in 2012. With 141 league appearances to his name, Phungwayo brings a wealth of experience to the camp and will no doubt add massively to the season ahead under the attack minded system of manager Luc Eymael,” concluded the club.  


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Skizo@bucs Joined: 12 Jul 2017
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Skizo@bucs Sep 10, 2017 08:21 PM
Some of the players are starting to talk about Screamer and Floyd,they are tired of both of u. Let the Coach do his job. What's taking you so long to fire Screamer and Floyd? Screamer and Floyd u r both the reason why Pirates is not doing well. We love everything and everyone at Pirates accept Screamer and Floyd we hate u guys. Whn are u both of u leaving Pirates?
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Skizo@bucs Sep 10, 2017 08:14 PM
When is Screamer and Flyd leaving Pirates. They now starting to interfere in the coach and the players. Screamer and Floyd u r the problem at Pirates,u destroying Pirates. We hav learned that u both of u starting again with Micho. Floyd and Screamer what is your job description at Pirates? Do Ur job and let Micho do his job.
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Hloni'mayeng2 Sep 09, 2017 11:26 AM
Minus one problm
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indidanee Sep 09, 2017 09:10 AM
Moriri begins MDC journey Posted: 9 September 2017 Time: 08:00 Former midfielder Surprise Moriri will be on the bench when defending Multichoice Diski Challenge champions Mamelodi Sundowns begin the defense of their title with a clash against Bloemfontein Celtic today. Moriri, who left Sundowns after 12 years to join Highlands Park at the beginning of last season, called time on his playing career when the curtains closed on the last campaign and immediately went into coaching. By the time he retired, Moriri had already started working on his coaching qualifications and he has acquired a CAF B License. He will be working as an assistant to head coach David Notoane. Moriri has always wanted to be a coach and he has a passion for youth development, which will only help Sundowns unearth more talent going forward. “So far it has been a good response [from the players] and you can see it in their eyes that when we are training, and whenever you give them advise, it feels like this is something they were waiting to hear,” Moriri says. “Being there with the boys, looking up to me … that is why I chose to equip myself so when I talk to them I talk sense and talk football. “What’s close to my heart is to give back and make sure that we produce stars and make sure that we find raw talent and give them platforms to become better players.'' Sundowns will play Celtic at Clermont's Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in Durban today. Kickoff time is 10am.
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indidanee Sep 09, 2017 09:07 AM
@Myaka weliPhefeni, Do u understand why Zebras released Syanda Xulu ??
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indidanee Sep 09, 2017 09:06 AM
And Bobby is still Searching .........
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Pl moloi Joined: 11 Aug 2017
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Pl moloi Sep 09, 2017 08:30 AM
Maybe yu wil play better there
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lopi Sep 09, 2017 08:21 AM
Ok cool all. The best Patrick
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MKHAYOZ Sep 09, 2017 08:21 AM
@Myaka weliPhefeni you won't understand vese because you are a Free Agents FC... we as Buccaneers we do understand why
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Myaka weliPhefeni Sep 09, 2017 07:25 AM
I dont understand why rats release phungwayo bcz his a good cover for matlaba
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laqwela Sep 09, 2017 07:17 AM
I wonder who is going to win this *biggest loser* competition between those two guys
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Noko64 Sep 09, 2017 06:59 AM
Ha e lle koto,ngwana monna!
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Ashlezo wa Lesele Sep 09, 2017 05:32 AM
Ea Lla koto
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#Grootman Sep 08, 2017 09:22 PM
Good lk
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Realydoctor10 Sep 08, 2017 07:50 PM
Phungwayo well done to impress the coach i would like to see you playing more than at Pirates man and Manqele i wish him to gain more that form he was with the time he was playing the same team

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