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The South African side could name the immediate past coach of Hearts of Oak as their new manager following the dismissal of Komphela

Former Accra Hearts of Oak coach David Duncan is set to return to South Africa to manage Free State Stars following the sacking of coach Steve Komphela.

Komphela, was shown the exit after Stars were beaten 2-0 at home by Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday . Their assistant coach, Themba Sithole, will take over in a caretaker capacity, until a new coach is appointed.

Goal understands talks between the club and Duncan have reached an advanced stage.

The Ghanaian coach had a short successful spell with Free State Stars in 2009 helping them to win the Phakisa Cup.