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Sibusiso Zuma (born 23 June 1975 in Durbanmarker, KwaZulu-Natal) is a South African professional football player playing for Danish Superliga club FC Nordsjælland.

Career

Zuma started his career for South African clubs Mighty Pa, African Wanderers and Orlando Pirates. In June 2000, he joined Danishmarker club FC K√łbenhavn, where he blossomed as a player. He helped the club win its second Danish football championship and was voted into the club's hall of fame for his outstanding efforts in the 2004‚Äď05 season, and in 2001 Zuma was tied for 29th place for the 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year award. After 5¬Ĺ years in FC K√łbenhavn, Sibusiso Zuma was sold to German Bundesliga club Arminia Bielefeld for 1 million euros in July 2005.

Mamelodi Sundowns

On 21 June 2008 Sibusiso Zuma signed for Mamelodi Sundowns. He was released in the summer of 2009 and in October 2009 he had a trial period with FC Nordsjælland, eventually being signed by the club.

FC Nordsjælland

On 16 October he signed a one-year contract with the danish club FC Nordsj√¶lland. On 8 November 2009 Zuma scored his first goal for FC Nordsj√¶lland in the club's 1-0 win over S√łnderjyskE.

International Career

He has represented South Africa in 67 matches. He played for his country at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Zuma was the captain of South African National team at the 2006 African Cup of Nations tournament.

Background

He is also known as "Zuma the Puma" to the club's supporters and "Puma" appears on his shirt instead of "Zuma" in the Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 video game.

Incident

On 25 June 2007 it was reported that Zuma had been involved in an incident in his home country South Africa. After an altercation there were allegations that he threatened to shoot a group of men at a party in Kokstad. The local police investigated the situation, and Zuma was prevented from leaving the country for a period, but no charges were made.

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