South Africa and ex-Genk star killed in horror car crash ‘after being thrown from vehicle’

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.

Anele Ngcongca died in the early hours of Monday morning after a horror car crash

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Anele Ngcongca died in the early hours of Monday morning after a horror car crashCredit: Getty Images
Anele Ngcongca in action for South Africa, chasing down Senegal's Sadio Mane in a 2015 international

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Anele Ngcongca in action for South Africa, chasing down Senegal’s Sadio Mane in a 2015 internationalCredit: AP

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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