The former Manning Rangers and Zulu Royals player went for trials at Chinese second tier side Yanbian FC, where a former DR Congo national teammate, Zola Kiniambi, works as assistant coach. According to Nduti, the club’s Korean defender returned from a loan spell, and unless that player’s contract is settled, he is unlikely to be signed. Having taken the chance to try out in China meant Nduti also lost out on a possible return to Vietnam, where he played last season for Song Lam Nghe An, because player registration has closed. Vietnam remains the football home of South African midfielder Philani Kubheka, who is now into his fifth straight season at Binh Duong FC. The former Orlando Pirates player recently featured for his club on the continental stage where they lost 2-1 to Home United of Singapore in an AFC Cup group game. Home is the former club of Ajax Cape Town goalkeeper Sean Roberts. Philani fared better in domestic action, where he scored both goals in his team’s come-from-behind 2-2 draw against Dong Tam FC, the home of his former Pirates teammate, DR Congo forward Kabanga Tshamala. Elsewhere in Asia, former Hellenic striker, Zimbabwe international Musa Mguni, scored for Dubai’s Al Shabab as they beat Uzbek outfit Bunyodkor 2-0 in a Champions League Group D clash.