- Pitso Mosimane has taken to Twitter to pen a tribute to Anele Ngcongca, who died on Monday this week
- Mosimane, who is the former coach for Mamelodi Sundowns - for which Ngcongca used to play - referred to the late footballer as a legend
- 33-year-old Ngcongca died in a car crash while driving on a KwaZulu-Natal road
Former Mamelodi Sundowns football coach Pitso Mosimane has taken to Twitter to pay tribute to late footballer Anele Ngcongca, who died in the early hours of Monday morning while driving in a white BMW on a KwaZulu-Natal road with an unknown female.
Mosimane referred to AmaZulu player as a legend while also sharing a picture of Ngcongca doing what he loved best - playing soccer. "Legend! Rest in peace," wrote Mosimane in the heartbreaking Twitter post.
Twitter users and soccer fans liked the post over 25 000 times. Many of them also headed to the comment section to share messages of support and encouragement with the friends and family of the Bafana Bafana star.
Read a few of their thoughts below.
"Rubbed shoulders with the best in the word: Gone too soon and the whole country is mourning its son of the soil. Very disciplined and grounded human being."
"Eish, mara why does 2020 have to be like this. Rest in peace Anele, your name will be put amongst legends in the history books."
"Kubi Coach, gone too soon. RIP to the legend, till we meet again."
This has led to many reactions over the news of the former lovers dying within just days of one another. The year 2020 has left the world reeling as many untimely and unbelievable deaths have occurred. Mzansi was recently rocked by the death of Kwaito legend Mshoza and only days later, her ex, former Sundowns defender Anele Ngcongca, followed.
Social media has been abuzz as distraught fans tried to make sense of it all. One South African Twitter user NDIMZIN said:
"What a freak year!! Rest in peace to Anele Ngcongca and Mshoza."
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