The 27-year-old has been with the club since 2008, having joined them from the University of Pretoria.
“It’s tough as a footballer to go down to a lower league,” Van Heerden said. “You have to think about your family as well. You want to be playing at the highest level as a professional. That’s what’s running through my mind at the moment.
“I have been at the club for a long time. But I’ve also got to look after my family. It will always be a difficult decision. When the time comes to make that decision, it will be made.”
Van Heerden will make that decision next month, after playing in the Cosafa Cup this month. He has recovered from the niggling Achilles injury that threatened his participation in the tournament where Bafana Bafana start in the quarterfinals against Botswana at Moruleng Stadium on Sunday.
“What happened with AmaZulu is sad,” said Van Heerden. “It’s a team that is very dear to my heart.”