Footballer Anele Ngcongca dies in a automotive accident aged 33

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In a press release on its web site, IPSS Medical Rescue stated it responded to a single car roll-over on the N2 freeway close to Mtunzini.

"On arrival of IPSS superior life help paramedics, they discovered an grownup male mendacity roughly 30m from the wrecked car. The person confirmed no indicators of life and was declared lifeless by paramedics," stated the assertion.

In response to the IPSS, a feminine driver was trapped within the wreckage having sustained "crucial accidents" however was freed and is now in hospital.

Ngcongca, 33, had been transferred from Mamelodi Sundowns to AmaZulu on mortgage, and each Premier Soccer League sides, the highest tier of South African soccer, paid tribute to the defender following the accident.

"AmaZulu FC and Mamelodi Sundowns FC prolong their deepest condolences to the Ngcongca household, former golf equipment, teammates, supporters, and the broader soccer fraternity in addition to everybody who was touched by the lifetime of this distinctive soccer ambassador," stated a joint assertion from the 2 golf equipment.

Ngcongca (center) wins possession during an Africa Cup of Nations game against Cape Verde in January 2013.

Ngcongca, who helped the Sundowns win a home treble final season, represented Bafana Bafana, the South African nationwide group, greater than 50 occasions, together with on the 2010 World Cup on house soil.

"This 2020 has been a horrible yr; economically, socially and we've misplaced lots of our beloved ones," stated South African Soccer Affiliation President Danny Jordaan.

"Anele's dying simply sums up this dreadful yr."

Ngcongca spent a lot of his enjoying profession with Belgian aspect KRC Genk, for whom he made 279 appearances.

"We heard the tragic information about Genkie Anele Ngcongca," stated a press release from the membership posted on-line.

"Our ideas are with household and buddies of our South African ex-player. RIP Anele."

CNN's Rosanne Roobeek contributed to this report.

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