Orlando Pirates legend Joseph 'Dukuduku' Makhanya believes the club acted wisely by tying down Malawian forward Gabadinho Mhango for another season.
Mhango has featured only 6 times for Pirates this season, but following his good performance in the Africa Cup Of Nations, his Pirates' future is no longer in doubt.
The club has already triggered the one-year option on the 29-year-old’s contract.
Makhanya says his former team knew the striker could have easily ended in the wrong hands if he was to be released now.
"This one is too complex because we talking about a player that has been there at the club, not being utilised for different reasons maybe due to lack of discipline,” Makhanya tells Kickoff.com.
"Whatever you are doing off the field it will be attached to the club. Yes, he’s very talented and is one player we've been crying about not being utilised.
"Now he's getting a break at AFCON, he scores wonderful goals. And that created the hype, and that made Pirates management realise they are toying around with talent here.
"They realised there might be some potential buyers as well. Buyers are not supposed to get him for free because Pirates bought him. They are looking at their investment return.
"We are talking about a player who is talented here, which means there are always better suitors waiting for him.
"Ikhosi (Kaizer Chiefs) will grab him once he is free. They don't mess around when it comes to that. They wait for your contract to finish then grab you. For Mhango after what he did in the AFCON he might have suitors from as far as France or Belgium. And Pirates can benefit out of the deal as well,” he said.