Free State Stars F.C.

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Free State Stars
Full name Free State Stars Football Club
Nickname(s) Ea Lla Koto
Founded 1977, as Makwane Computer Stars
Ground Goble Park, Bethlehem
Ground Capacity 20,000
Chairman Mike Mokoena
Coach Belgium Tom Saintfiet
League ABSA Premiership
2013–14 ABSA Premiership, 14th
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Free State Stars is a South African football (soccer) club based in Bethlehem, Free State that plays in the Premier Soccer League.


Originally founded in 1977 in a small village of Makwane in an area then known as QwaQwa, the club gained promotion to the National Premier Soccer League in 1986.

The team won the league cup (then known as The Coca-Cola Cup) in 1994 with Bunene Ngaduane in scotching form and leading the scoring charts.

To avoid fixture congestion the club's franchise was sold to the Premier Soccer League in 2002.

The following year, Mike Mokoena revived the club as he bought and renamed the franchise of National First Division side Maholosiane. FS Stars managed to regain their Premiership status in 2005 after winning the Mvela Golden League.

After a disappointing season in the top-flight, with the first team finishing bottom of the table, the club was relegated. The 2007–08 season however proved to be a huge success with Stars dominating the First Division and securing promotion to the Premier League once again.

They also managed to win the inaugural Baymed Cup in December 2006 beating FC AK in the final.

Notable former players[edit]

Notable former coaches[edit]


  • Baymed Cup Winners 2006
  • Mvela Golden League Champions 2004-05 & 2006-07
  • Second Division Champions 1985
  • Coca-Cola Cup Winners 1994

Club records[edit]

Premier Soccer League record[edit]

Club officials/Technical team[edit]

First team squad[edit]

As of 14 August 2013 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Ghana GK Daniel Agyei
2 South Africa DF Thapelo Morweng
3 South Africa DF Daniel Cardoso
4 Nigeria DF Gege Soriola
5 South Africa MF Paulos Masehe (Captain)
6 Togo DF Sadat Ouro-Akoriko
7 South Africa MF Reuben Thebakang
8 South Africa MF Danny Venter
10 South Africa MF Mthokozisi Yende
11 South Africa MF Luyolo Nomandela
13 South Africa FW Lucky Mokoena
14 South Africa MF Anver Esterhuizen
15 South Africa MF Angelo Kerspuy
No. Position Player
16 South Africa MF Enva Wiltwer
17 South Africa MF Thapelo Mkhatshwa
19 Ghana FW Abdul Basit Adams
20 South Africa MF Katlego Mashego
21 South Africa MF Kefiwe Sijoko
23 South Africa FW Moeketsi Sekola
24 South Africa DF Bokang Thato Thlone
26 Togo FW Camaldine Abraw
27 South Africa DF Themba Shabalala
28 South Africa MF Sibusiso Mthethwa
29 South Africa DF Mbuyiselo Sambu
30 South Africa GK Mojalefa Hlahatsi
31 South Africa GK Celi Ndwandwe
34 South Africa GK Tshepo Motsoeneng


In the South African PSL, only five non-South African nationals can be registered. Foreign players who have acquired permanent residency can be registered as locals. Namibians born before 1990 can be registered as South Africans.

Shirt sponsor & kit manufacturer[edit]

  • Shirt sponsor: Bonitas
  • Kit manufacturer: Maxed

External links[edit]