- Mamelodi Sundowns defender Anele Ngcongca is set to return to Europe after an announcement was made by Belgium second-tier side KSV Roeselare
- Sundowns are yet to confirm the move as Ngcongca had recently agreed on a one-year contract extension with coach Pitso Mosimane
- Ngcongca began his overseas career in 2007 when he signed for Racing Genk
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Another local football star has made the prestigious move to go play overseas. However, Anele Ngcongca is no stranger to European football.
Belgium second-tier side KSV Roeselare have confirmed the signing of veteran defender Anele Ngcongca from Mamelodi Sundowns.
The 32-year old is set to return to Europa after a four-year stint in South Africa where he lifted four major trophies with Sundowns, including two Premier League medals.
While the news comes as a surprise after Ngcongca recently agreed to a one-year extension with Pitso Mosimane's side, Roeselare announced his return to Belgium on a two-year deal with an option of a third.
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The Cape Town born defender kicked off his senior career at Western Province United FC before moving to Belgium club Genk.
Ngcongca was at Racing Genk from 2007 to 2015. He was loaned out to French Ligue 2 side Troyes from 2015 to 2018 before returning to Masandawana. An official statement on the club's website reads:
"Anele is no unknown face in Belgian football. Between 2007 and 2015 he played at Racing Genk. In eight seasons, Anele reeled no less than 279 games for the Limburgers, including a number against KSV Roeselare. During his time with Genk, he became champion once and twice won the Belgian Cup."
Ngcongca will be joining other South African footballers in Europe such as Percy Tau, and Kamohelo Mokotjo, who plays for Brentford FC in England. Sundowns have yet to confirm the deal.
Meanwhile in other sports news, Briefly.co.za reported that Percy Tau is rumoured to be joining Anderlecht in a sensational loan after leaving Club Brugge.
Following Percy Tau's exit from Club Brugge just days ago, rumours are already circulating that he is poised to sign a massive loan deal with rivals Anderlecht.
The Bafana Bafana player has had a great season and his flexibility on the frontline makes him an important asset.
Social media users weighed in with their own opinions on the loan deal and what it means for Percy.
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