Cape Town - SuperSport United defender Morgan Gould is set for contract extension, and will also be offered a position at the club after his retirement.
When he joined SuperSport for the second time in his career after leaving Kaizer Chiefs two seasons ago, many though that Gould's career was winding down.
But he has proved to be a pillar of strength at the back for SuperSport, with the 34-year-old arguably enjoying some of the best form of his career, while his consistency also earned him a recall to the Bafana squad.
It hasn't gone un-noticed by club boss Stanley Matthews, who hopes to have Gould at the club for many years to come.
"To be blunt with you, Morgan has already earned an extension, the way that he has been playing, putting himself on the line," he told IOL.
"I have given him my word that he can stay on next season and when he finishes playing, there will be a place at the club for him in administration, marketing, coach or wherever he shows passion.
"He has been a great club servant for us for so many years before he went to Kaizer Chiefs, and now since he has come back," Matthews added.
It's not just Gould however who needs to fight for a new contract, as Matthews explained.
"We have quite a number of players whose contracts are coming to an end, but it doesn’t mean that because they are due to expire we won't renew them.
"Guys like Masha (Tefu Mashamaite) expires at the end of the season, Yeye (Reneilwe Letsholonyane), (Dove) Wome and Kingston (Nkhatha) are also in the same situation. The door is opened for all of them to earn extensions.
"It is not going to be easy for them. They have to put their hand up. That's the life of the professional footballer."