Tears as top African football star dies in terrible car accident

- Anele Ngcongca has been confirmed dead after sustaining injuries in a car accident

- The 33-year-old former Genk star died in the early hours of Monday, November 23rd

- Ngcongca was on the verge of being unveiled by Amazulu FC after agreeing to join them on loan

- The club was also planning to sign him permanently from Mamelodi Sundowns after his loan spell

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South African football family has been thrown into mourning following the death of Mamelodi Sundowns player Anele Ngcongca.

The 33-year-old defender was said to have died in a ghastly vehicle accident on Monday, November 23.

He was on the verge of joining Amazulu FC on a season-long loan deal with an option of joining them on a permanent basis if he impressed in his first year.

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However, the former Bafana Bafana star did not get to play a single match for his new club having been taken away by death.

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Preliminary reports had claimed that Ngcongca sustained severe injuries during a crash in the early hours of this morning as reported by KickOff.

The late defender kicked off his career at Fortune FC in 2003 and spent four years with them before moving to Belgium.

He was at the Belgian club from 2007 till 2016 but spent his last season with them on loan at French club Troyes.

At the end of his reign in 2016, he returned home where he signed for Mamelodi Sundowns and was with them until he agreed to join Amazulu on loan this year.

He also earned over 50 senior international caps with Bafana Bafana, including an appearance at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Jeremy Wisten's death has thrown the Manchester City family and the entire football world into mourning.

The teenage sensation recently passed away with the cause of his demise yet to be discovered by the authorities.

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City confirmed the development on their official Twitter handle while condoling with the family of the late defender over the weekend

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