Troughton: Manqele lacking fitness

Looking sluggish and out of shape, the 30-year-old Manqele is currently training with Stars and was given a run in Saturday's Bokone Bophirima Maize Cup, where Ea Lla Koto lost the final to Kaizer Chiefs.

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Manqele, who was released by Amakhosi in April after scoring only once during his time at Naturena, is now hoping to forge a career with Stars, although he is seemingly struggling to impress the coach and his staff.

"No, he [Manqele] hasn't signed yet. He is not fit,” explains Troughton.

"We are looking for fitness [from Manqele] which is something he lacks at the moment, I don't know how long is it going to take for him to get his fitness back but we will see."