Orlando Pirates legend Jerry Sikhosana has described Gabadinho Mhango as one of the best strikers in Africa despite his unimpressive run at the team last season.
Mhango only played 10 games for the Bucs last season as the coach, Mandala Ncikazi decided not to feature him in most of the games.
Meanwhile Mhango has left Pirates for Amazulu FC where he hopes for more game time.
"Whatever happened to him at Pirates, it was just football politics and misconduct, I wish I knew how to assist him, for me he was an asset and even in the Afcon in Cameroon, he was good but maybe he wasn't okay for him at Pirates, regardless of that I stil see him as one of the best strikers in Africa.
"At Cosafa Cup, was the first time I saw Gabadinho Mhango for Malawi in KwaMashu at Princess Magogo Stadium during this tournament, scoring a beautiful goal and he was the top goal scorer.
"I told him that I wish I can negotiate with him to play for Orlando Pirates, that happens but I was so disappointed that he didn't live up to expectations that i had," Sikhosana told South Africa's local media.
Mhango was in top form at the AFCON finals in Cameroon, scoring three times to inspire the Flames to reach the round of 16 for the first time.
His former coach, Ncikazi still saw nothing worthy of him to play regularly, a thing which frustrated the Flames forward to start looking for a new home.