Sibusiso Zuma, a legend of South African football, will be sharing his experiences and insight at the first edition of WFS Africa, the event that will bring together the very best of the global and African football industry in Durban, South Africa, on March 17th and 18th 2020. The Durban-born former South Africa national team player join an illustrious and diverse lineup of speakers for the conference that will turn the South African city into the capital of the African football industry.
With 13 goals from 67 caps, Zuma too made a lasting impression during his time with Bafana Bafana, even captaining the team in the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations. At club level, his path was also an exotic one as he played for African Wanderers and Orlando Pirates before signing for Denmark’s FC Copenhagen, where he had an extremely successful spell and is considered one of the club’s biggest legends. His bicycle kick goal against Brondby in the final match of the 2001 Superliga Championship, in which Copenhagen secured the title, was voted the greatest moment in the history of the club.
Since retiring, Zuma has become highly involved in fighting against poverty and has been running the Sibusiso Zuma Foundation, which works with young kids with HIV, since 2010.
The former footballer will bring his vast experience to the panel of 80+ speakers at WFS Africa, where 1,200 attendees will come together from across Africa and beyond. He will be addressing issues such as the success of African players in European club football and its fruit for the continent or the role that football legends like himself play in the development of the game across the continent. (You can check the complete Conference Concept here).
Zuma will be sharing their insight at the conference along with other prestigious speakers from a range of backgrounds, including former Argentina international and Estudiantes chairman Juan Sebastián Verón, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura, SAFA President Danny Jordaan, LaLiga President Javier Tebas, Olympique de Marseille General Director Laurent Colette, Facebook Strategic Partnership Manager Kike Levy or Sihle Zikalala Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, main partner of WFS Africa. (You can check the complete lineup of speakers here).