Dumisani Zuma is a professional football player who plays for the South African national team and the professional club Kaizer Chief as a winger and striker. His net worth is estimated at R6 million, while his monthly salary at Kaizer Chiefs is reportedly R120,000.
The 5 feet 7 inches athlete began his youth career at eleven. He has played for a handful of football teams in South Africa since his football career began. Before playing for the national senior team, he made three appearances with the South African U23 team.
Dumisani Zuma Was Born In KwaZulu-Natal Province In 1995
Dumisani Percervearance Zuma’s parents gave birth to him on the 22nd of May 1995 in a village called Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal province. The Kaizer Chiefs player is currently 28 years old.
Not much is known about Zuma’s background and upbringing. However, it is said that he was born into a family with a great passion for football, especially for the team Kaizer Chiefs. His father and other family members had always supported the team, making it easier for young Zuma to fall in love with the Chiefs.
Records also show that Dumisani’s father always prepares a particular braai delicacy whenever the Amakhosi play against rival local teams. Unfortunately, not much is known about the footballer’s parents, including their names, origins, and occupations. It has always been Zuma’s dream to play for the Chiefs, which led to his parents supporting his football career.
Sadly, he lost his mother in 2010 while his father passed on two years later. The footballer is believed to have completed his basic educational levels in various local schools. However, the names of the schools he attended and the year he graduated from them are yet to be publicized. It’s not clear if he furthered his education at a higher institution.
The Kaizer Chiefs Launched Her Football At The Age Of 11
Dumisani began his youth career at the age of 11 with amateur side Grange, after which he joined the football team, Maritzburg City. He spent four years of his life with the football team Kings United, precisely between 2010 and 2014.
When he left Kings United, Zuma immediately joined the South African amateur football club Bloemfontein Celtic Football Club. Bloemfontein competes in the ABC Motsepe League, the third tier of the South African football league system. He spent three years there, making 57 appearances and scoring two goals.
The footballer has made over 70 appearances for the Kaizer Chiefs ever since he joined the football team in 2017. He also netted 10 goals and has won the hearts of millions of people through his football skills.
Zumi was reported signed for 4.5 million rands by Kaizer Chiefs in 2017. His contract with the club was set to end in 2020 but was extended to June 2023.
He made his international debut with the under-20 team and later the U-23 team in 2015. In 2017, he made his first appearance with the South Africa senior team in a qualification match for the African national championship against Botswana. The game ended 1-0 in South Africa’s favor.
He made two more appearances for the national team in August 2017.
What is Dumisani Zuma’s Salary at Chiefs?
Dumisani Zuma’s monthly salary at Kaizer Chiefs is reportedly R120,000, which has boosted his net worth to about R6 million, approximately $420,000. He is one of the most well-paid players in Kaizer Chiefs following his reported R4.5 million transfer in 2017 to Kaizer Chiefs.
Football is the Major and Only Known Source of Dumisani Zuma’s Net Worth
Dumi built his net worth through his football career – thanks to a sizeable salary. However, it is unclear if he also makes extra cash through sponsored deals, endorsements of brands, and other influencing deals since he is a sought-after personality.
Like most South African celebrities, Zuma lives a flashy lifestyle and shows off on his social media pages. He enjoys cruising in his Volkswagen Scirocco and other cars and showing off his expensive outfits. He also loves posting pictures of his training sessions, games, football trips, and hangouts with friends.
Other Interesting Facts About The Pietermaritzburg-born Footballer
- Dumisani is nicknamed ‘Ubaba’. This was because he shared the same surname as the country’s former president Jacob Zuma. However, they are not in any way related.
- Zuma made 142 appearances, scored 14 goals, and received 10 yellow cards and zero red cards from the time he launched his football career to 2014.
- Dumisani Zuma is active on Instagram with more than 140 thousand followers.
- He also won the South African premier Division Goal of the month award for November 2019.
- The Kaizer Chiefs player is neither married nor in a known relationship. He has not given birth to any kids or dated any known woman in the past.
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Dumisani Zuma Was Suspended Twice By Kaizer Chiefs In Six Months
Kaizer Chiefs revealed in May 2022 that the KwaZulu-Natal-born footballer had been suspended again, the second time in six months. Zuma was first suspended in November 2021 for allegedly driving under the alcoholic influence, subsequently leading to his arrest.
He was later put in rehabilitation and stayed away from all club activities for almost 10 months. Local reports had suggested that the Chiefs deducted Zuma’s salary as a fine after his first suspension. Still, his representative later refuted the claim, insisting that his client’s salary was not deducted.
His second suspension was announced in May by the club, revealing that the winger would be banned from taking part in all club activities. Significantly, Dumisani’s second suspension came after scoring his first goal for the season in the Kaizer Chief’s 2-1 loss against Capetown city. The club management only announced that the winger breached the club code of conduct.
At the time of this writing, the club is yet to update the public on the matter, and neither the footballer nor his representative has issued a public statement on the ugly development.