Monday, November 23, 2020

Just in: South African footballer, Anele Ngcongca dies in car accident early hours of this morning [photos]

South African football body is mourning.

Former international defender Anele Ngcongca has been killed in a car crash which has left the sports lover and the nation at large sad.

The 33-year-old suffered fatal injuries during a horror smash in the early hours of this morning.

He played 50 times for his country between 2009 and 2016 including at the 2010 World Cup.

The right-back made over 200 appearances for Belgian side Genk over a nine-year spell in European football.

South African news outlet eNCA report that Ngcongca was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene while his female companion is in a critical condition in hospital.

South African Police Service brigadier Jay Naicker said: "At 05:00 this morning, a vehicle with two occupants lost control and overturned on the N2 freeway near Mtunzini.

"A 33-year-old man was declared dead at the scene. 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 by Mtunzini SAPS."

Genk led the tributes on social media after his tragic passing.