After Maritzburg United surprisingly released veterans Delron Buckley, Dillon Sheppard and Robyn Johannes - it seemed Orlando Smeekes could be next.
The pacey Dutchman is 32 and isn't getting any younger. Yet he's been top class for our beloved Team of Choice in 2014. Should we keep him, fellow Maritzburg fans?
He wants to stay. I have my copy of the paper and this is what he said in Siyagobhoza, "Now the new coach, Steve Komphela, is here and things are going well, hey. I definitely don't want to go back to Europe. I don't want to leave South African anymore."
What's your say?