Gumede has been on trial with Usuthu and he is said to have impressed during his two weeks with the club.
The defender is currently a free agent after left Cape Town City at the end of last season.
The former Bucs defender has previously worked with Usuthu head coach Cavin Johnson at Platinum Stars, where he excelled and earned a move to Orlando Pirates.
According to a source close to Amazulu, the club is set to meet with Gumde this week to discuss a contract.
“He has been training with the club past two weeks. He has done well,” said the source.
“He is expected to meet the club this week to negotiate for a contract,” he added.