The Zebediela-born central defender signed a two-year deal with Ea Lla Koto last month after his contract expired at Polokwane City.
"I just want a new challenge in life and to grow as a player, and Stars is a good team when it comes to professionalism," Tema explains to KickOff.com.
"You know the pre-season is tough and I've worked with coach Luc before.
“Free State Stars is a good team and they welcomed me very well. The competition is high, so I will fight to get in the first eleven, and I know it's not gonna be easy but I will do my best.
"You know last season I didn't play and I was training with the MultiChoice [Diski Challenge side].
"We are working hard every day and hard work pays hey. So if you are lazy you won't work with coach Luc."