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.
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."