SA football has lost a humble, committed and loyal role model
A tribute to Anele Calvin Ngcongca, 1987-2020, hero of Bafana Bafana and Mamelodi Sundowns
Anele Calvin Ngcongca, who died last month at the age of 33, is the latest soccer star to be killed in a car accident. The world has been robbed of not only a great player but “a very special person”, as he is described by his former coaches, teammates, supporters and family members.
Tributes flooded social media from SA and abroad, calling Ngongca kind, gentle, humble, level-headed, loyal, thoughtful and committed as a person and a player. He was a supremely skilled defender on the field.
Ngcongca, born on October 21 1987 to parents Welile Ngcongca and Nomahamba Elizabeth Magadlela, at the time of his death was set to join Premier Soccer League (PSL) club AmaZulu FC on a one-season loan. But before Ngconcga could kick a ball in Usuthu’s green and white colours, his life was cut short when he died in a car accident in Umthunzini on the KZN North Coast in the early hours of Monday, November 23. ..