A former defender with the South Africa national team Anele Ngcongca is dead.
Ngcongca as reported by South African news outlet Kickoof tragically passed away in a car accident on Monday.
It was gathered that Ngcongca was on the verge of being unveiled as an AmaZulu player and was already in Durban after a loan agreement was struck with Sundowns.
Anele Ngcongca has passed away in car accident. #RIPAnele
3 times a Premiership Winner in SA
Belgium League Winner
CAF Super Cup Winner
Over 50 caps for Bafana Bafana
The loss to South African Football is immeasurable
— Thomas Mlambo (@thomasmlambo) November 23, 2020
The 33-year-old had agreed on a one-year loan with a further option of making the move permanent next season.
However, official sources have confirmed that Ngcongca has succumbed to severe injuries sustained during a crash in the early hours of this morning.
Ngcongca earned over 50 senior international caps with Bafana Bafana, including an appearance at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Ngcongca enjoyed a stunning career which led him to Belgium, where he turned out for KRC Genk, and France, where he served Troyes in Ligue 1 for a season, before returning to South Africa to join The Brazilians.
He also earned over 50 senior international caps with Bafana Bafana, including an appearance at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.