He had recently completed a loan move that would see him join the AmaZulu team from Mamelodi Sundown. The accident occurred on the N2 highway in KwaZulu-Natal while travelling to join his AmaZulu team mates.
Both clubs, in a joint statement, paid tribute to the 33 year old, “Amazulu Football Club and Mamelodi Sundowns FC are saddened to learn of the tragic passing of former Bafana Bafana player, Anele Ngcongca. We extend our deepest condolences to Ngcongca family, former clubs, teammates, supporters and the broader football fraternity as well as everyone who was touched by the life of this exceptional football ambassador. ”
Tributes have continued to pour in for the late footballer from teams in the South African league, FIFA as well as former teammates from the Belgian club Genk, where he plied his trade for 223.
He won major honours throughout his professional career. His most recent was the three consecutive titles he won with Mamelodi Sundowns from 2017 to 2020. Others include Belgian Cup (2008-2009 and 2012-2013), Belgian Pro League 2010-2011, Nedbank Cup (2019-2020) and Telkom Knockout in 2019.
Ngcongca won over 50 caps for the Bafana Bafana team including appearances in the 2010 World Cup and was part of the 2013 and 2015 squa