Johannesburg – The South African football fraternity has reacted with shock and sadness to the news of former Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana footballer Anele Ngcongca’s passing.
Ngcongca passed away in the early hours of Monday morning after a car accident in KwaZulu- Natal.
Many DSTV Premiership teams and the national team tweeted their condolences, while some of Ngcongca’s former club and country teammates were left heartbroken by the news.
With Sundowns, Ngconga won the Premiership title on three occasions, while he was also part of the squad that won the CAF Champions League in 2016.
He was also Bafana Bafana’s No 1 right back for many years.
“The President, Dr Patrice Motsepe, the Board of Directors, Technical Team, Players, Management, Staff, Supporters of Mamelodi Sundowns FC & the entire Masandawana Family express their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Anele Ngcongca who passed away today,” tweeted Sundowns.
“Our condolences on the untimely passing away of former Bafana Bafana defender Anele Ngcongca, who died in a car accident this morning. May his soul RIP,” read a tweet from Bafana Bafana.
The police said a vehicle with two occupants lost control and overturned on the N2 freeway near Mtunzini. Ngcongca, 33, succumbed to his injuries.
“The driver sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital for medical attention. The circumstances surrounding the incident are still under investigation.
“A case of culpable homicide has been opened for investigation,” said the police in a statement.