SuperSport United striker Terrence Dzvukamanja has revealed that it was not his decision to leave Orlando Pirates.

The 29-year-old former Ngezi Platinum and Bidvest Wits attacker made the switch to Matsatsantsa this season after 76 appearances, 12 goals and three assists for the Buccaneers.

It was reported at the time that he opted to leave Pirates after receiving death threats, but Dzvukamanja has explained the decision was made by both clubs for purely footballing reasons.

And when asked if he left Pirates because he felt unwanted, the players explained in the Citizen: “Not really, I can’t say they had an impact on me leaving Pirates because it’s not like everyone hated me.

“There were others that loved me too. Those threats were not the cause of me saying I’m leaving Pirates. I think it was a good time for me to say let me look for another challenge.”

It was a shock to Pirates fans to see Dzvukamanja end up at SuperSport after it was believed at the time that he was given time off to go home to Zimbabwe for personal reasons.

Dzvukamanja currently has four goals in 26 appearances for SuperSport alongside one assist.

He added: “Yes, it was hard to leave but the two parties sat down with Pirates and made that decision. Sometimes you have to face a new challenge and when they agreed, I said ‘it’s fine’ because in football there’s no time where you can say I’m settling here forever.

“Both of us sat down and it’s not like I made the decision or my agent made the decision. We sat down, we spoke and came with an outcome.

“Yes, I was happy at Pirates but in football it’s normal to be criticised and not to be loved sometimes. Everywhere you go you will find those things happen.”