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Anele Ngcongca: Ex-Sundowns star has died – Here’s what we know

Posted by Andile Sicetsha

Reports have confirmed that ex-Sundowns footballer Anele Ngcongca has passed away.

Anele Ngcongca dies: What’s the cause of death?

Details surrounding the incident are still sketchy. However, we can confirm that the 33-year-old was involved in a car accident in the wee hours of Monday morning.

It is still unclear where in Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN) the accident took place. Ngcongca’s family has yet to issue a statement with more information on the tragic death of the footballer.

Ngcongca will forever be remembered for his unique style of play that saw him rise to prominence in international football.

Remembering Ngongca: A well-decorated Bafana veteran

Even at 33, he dominated the flanks as a right-back. With his long exposure to European football, Ngcongca helped Mamelodi Sundowns to three Premier Soccer League (PSL) titles, a Nedbank Cup as well as the Telkom Knockout in a span of three seasons.

Before that, Ngcongca was a key part of the super club Genk where he won the Belgian Cup twice, in 2008-09 and 2012-13, the Belgian Pro League in 2010-11 and the Belgian Super Cup.

After something close to a decade in Belgium, Ngcongca joined Sundowns in 2016, led by Pitso Mosimane.

Before his tragic death, the veteran right-back was due to kickstart his road to retirement with a return to Belgian football at Roeselare FC.

Fans of the footballer took to social media to share their shock and disbelief over the news of Ngcongca’s death.

More details will follow once more information is received.