Ea Lla Koto won the match 2-0, but it was the absence of the South African international that got most people talking.
Mashaba was last seen after Stars’ 2-1 MTN8 defeat against SuperSport United a week ago.
Stars general manager Rantsi Mokoena confirms that the player did not report for duty on Monday and added that he never got a call from him explaining why he had not showed up.
A source close to Mashaba reveals that the player’s head might have been turned by an approach from Wits for his services.
“Wits approached Stars for the player, but management turned them down,” the source reveals.
Mokoena confirms it is true that Wits wanted Mashaba, but they were not prepared to lose any more players.