South African football player Anele Ngcongca was on Thursday morning laid to rest in his hometown.

The football player, Anele Ngcongca died in a road accident in KwaZulu-Natal two weeks ago.

 

The former South African striker, Anel Ngcongca died in a car accident on Monday. The news was confirmed by his AmaZulu club in the Premier Football League.

The 33-year-old Ngcongca  in 2010 was a member of the South African team for the World Cup և started 2: 1 victory over France, winning 53 matches in seven years in the national team. His last appearance was in 2016.

He spent nine seasons at Belgian Genk, playing in those five Champions League games and making 279 appearances.

The right-back was named to the club of the century in 2015 alongside Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.

Ngcongca was in a car as it lost control of a highway 31 miles north of Durban. The female driver is in critical condition in hospital

“On arrival of IPSS advanced life support paramedics, they found an adult male lying approximately 30m from the wrecked vehicle. The man showed no signs of life and was declared dead by paramedics,” Paul Herbst of IPSS Medical Rescue said in a statement.