But this week a deal was reached with the North West Province based side Platinum Stars, that they were keen to sign him, in exchange for Tshepo Gumede and Siyabonga Mpontshane.
The Afro-one only made 85 appearances for Bucs and converted 15 goals, a poor standard in football terms.
Orlando Pirates chairman Irvin Khoza, also paid tribute to Tlou Segolela.
“Tlou has been tremendous for this club ever since joining us as a youngster,” Khoza told the club’s official website.
“Ever since making his professional debut in 2007 he excelled and made a meaningful contribution to the team. I would like to wish him all the best as he embarks on a new chapter in his footballing career.”
He played for Bloemfotein Celtic’s before joining Bucs and appeared for Bafana Bafana.