SOUTH AFRICAN football is in mourning after former international defender Anele Ngcongca died in a car crash.
The 33-year-old suffered serious injuries during a horror smash in the early hours of this morning, reports in South Africa say.
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.
His former side Genk led the tributes on social media after his tragic passing.
They wrote: “We heard the tragic news about Genkie Anele Ngcongca. He died in a car accident.
“In total Anele played no fewer than 279 games for KRC Genk. Our thoughts are with family and friends of our South African ex-player. RIP Anele.”
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