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Zuma hangs up his boots

2015-02-18 12:46

Cape Town - Former Bafana Bafana striker Sibusiso Zuma has decided to retire from soccer with immediate effect.

Read: Nkhatha shrugs off boo-boys

According to Soccer Laduma, the 39-year-old is registered with SuperSport United as a player.

The striker admits that it was only training that has kept him going this long but once he had enough he knew that he would have to quit.

“I knew one day I’d wake up in the morning and realise I’d had enough. I told SuperSport if I woke up one day and didn’t feel up for going to training, we can just cancel the contract,” said Zuma.

“It was the motivation factor. It was very important my whole career that I wake up and want to go to training.

"You must do it with a smile and train hard. I woke up one morning and realised that it was enough for me. I love training and it was one of the reasons my career was a little bit longer. It’s also why Siyabonga Nomvethe is still playing.”

Zuma donned the colours of African Wanderers in the beginning of his career and then moved over to Orlando Pirates.

He then secured a move to Denmark where he played FC Copenhagen which is where he enjoyed much success with the club.

Zuma had a lengthy career and represent Bafana Bafana more than 60 times.

He also played for Arminia Bielefeld and FC Nordsjaelland before returning to South Africa where he played for Mamelodi Sundowns and Vasco da Gama.

Sport24

Comments
  • Lamulani Leeford - 2015-02-18 13:09

    Yea well done Rhee.u did yo part with the likes of Fortune,McCarthy,Buckley, Shoes,Mkhalele.u were so sharp in front of goals.the reason why Bafana conquered Africa ngo96. U retire with yo head held high.football will never b the same without u guys gracing our screens

  • Wilson Gamede - 2015-02-18 13:09

    Weldone Sbusiso! we will always lov u

  • Muzi Ngubane - 2015-02-18 13:21

    He played for "African Wonderers" and not "warriors" you stupid journalist....

  • Terence Pike - 2015-02-18 13:24

    Wrong Zuma

  • Everton Bouwer - 2015-02-18 13:50

    One of the best players SA has ever had and simply the coolest dude!I had the pleasure to bump into him at a beachfront nightclub one evening and he had no airs about him whatsoever.A good servant of the game.Enjoy your retirement!

  • Fred Eksteen - 2015-02-18 21:11

    His namesake should also quit!

  • Mzonke Wecu - 2015-02-19 13:04

    hahaha...ay people,your comments.Mr "corrections" Gamede.The journalist is right,Zuma played for Wanderers "Abaqulusi".I dont know where you got Warriors.And you Lamulani,thula mawungazi boy boy...Rhee was never part of 1996 Bafana team.

  • Mzonke Wecu - 2015-02-19 13:06

    Sorry Mr Gamede.its actually Ngubane that corrected the reporter..lol

  • Themba Phiri - 2015-02-19 15:18

    One of the best players to have ever emerged from Mzansi and conquered the world being voted one of the best players in Denmark its something to take note of, I thought Sibusiso you were still good enough to continue playing teams such as Polokwane, Celtic, Free State and Swallows could have used ur experience please fans from those teams mentioned, the guy is a visionary and a great team player take no offence. GI could have still selected the dude he is good both in the air and on the ground, what a player, we will remember and cherish those memories where you were a darling to the fans in Coopenhagen FC

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