CAPE TOWN – The South African soccer fraternity has reacted with shock and disappointment to the information of former Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana footballer Anele Ngcongca’s passing.
Ngcongca was declared lifeless on the scene after a automotive accident in KwaZulu-Natal within the early hours of Monday morning.
Many DSTV Premiership groups and the nationwide group tweeted their condolences, whereas a few of Ngcongca’s former membership and nation teammates had been left heartbroken by the information.
With Sundowns, Ngcongca gained the Premiership title on three events, whereas he was additionally a part of the squad that gained the Caf Champions League in 2016.
Ngcongca was additionally Bafana Bafana’s No 1 proper again for a few 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,” Sundowns tweeted with an image of the late proper again.
The President, Dr Patrice Motsepe, the Board of Directors, Technical Team, Players, Management, Staff, Supporters of Mamelodi Sundowns FC & the complete Masandawana Family categorical their deepest condolences to the household and associates of Anele Ngcongca who handed away at this time. pic.twitter.com/aOI2s4giIg
— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) November 23, 2020
“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,” Bafana Bafana tweeted.
Our condolences on the premature passing away of former Bafana Bafana defender Anele Ngcongca, who died in a automotive accident this morning.
May his soul RIP. pic.twitter.com/dCpxLu47Cz
— Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) November 23, 2020
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula, who was additionally a earlier Sports Minister, says he was shocked by the information of Ngcongca passing.
“The passing away of this young talented man, Anele Ngcongca comes as a great shock. I’ve watched him play for our National team and saw dedication and love for country,” Mbalula stated on Twitter.
“For us who knew him know he wasn’t only a great footballer but a respectful and loving young man. May he RIP.”
The passing away of this young gifted man, Anele Ngcongca comes as a great shock. I’ve watched him play for our National group and noticed dedication and love for nation.
For us who knew him know he wasn’t solely a great footballer however a respectful & loving young man. May he RIP. pic.twitter.com/IQBZZWSBbf
— Minister of Transport |Mr Fix (@MbalulaFikile) November 23, 2020
According to the police, a automobile with two occupants misplaced management and overturned on the N2 freeway close to Mtunzini. The 33-year-old succumbed to his accidents.
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— Hlompho Kekana (@Hlompho_Kekana) November 23, 2020
“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,” the police stated in a press release.