Zuma's son set for European move

Players Abroad

Former Bafana Bafana striker Sibusiso Zuma has revealed his son, Amile, will follow his footsteps to Europe, where he forged a legendary status.

Zuma left South Africa in 2000 after a prolific stint with Orlando Pirates earned him a switch to an ambitious upcoming club in Denmark, FC Copenhagen.

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Prior to his arrival, the club had only lifted one league title in their existence, but over the five years he spent there he netted 55 goals in 188 games and inspired them to four SuperLiga triumphs.

His efforts in Copenhagen earned him a place in the club's Hall of Fame, while his iconic bicycle-kick goal against local giants Brondby that won their second league title was voted as the Danish top-flight goal of the decade.

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Not only did he win plaudits from the league, but FCK honoured him with a statue on 18 August 2013 in honour of creating "the greatest moment in the club's history".

And now, his six-year-old son is set to return to the stomping ground where his father earned legendary status to kickstart his football career within the club's esteemed academy.

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"My son is six and I'm very excited. He's got the height, he loves football, basketball, he loves boxing which were my sports too," Zuma tells KickOff.com.

"He's definitely going to start his football career in Copenhagen. He's too young now but the academy he will go to will be there, those are my people. They are going to love him."

While Zuma concedes he has yet to open formal talks with the club over his son's prospective move, he admits he doesn't need to ask permission to walk into the doors of his 'home'.

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"I need to give him the chance, I don't need to even contact them, that's my home. I can just walk in there," Zuma explains.

"I will wait until he is 10 years old. The current coach there now is a friend of mine who I played with and I respect him a lot.

"I'm not bragging but I have a special relationship with everyone from management, stadium staff to the fans.

"They know about him. I'm sure they can't wait to see him and when he does go over I'll probably live with him for the first two years."

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