Mamelodi Sundowns set to retire Anele Ngcongca's jersey out of respect

Mamelodi Sundowns set to retire Anele Ngcongca's jersey out of respect

- Anele Ngcongca's number 16 jersey is set to be retired by Mamelodi Sundowns after his funeral later this week

- Ngcongca had a successful career at Sundowns winning three league titles under former coach Pitso Mosimane

- An insider revealed that the club planned to retire the jersey after Aubrey Modiba was seen sporting a different number on the pitch

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Mamelodi Sundowns are set to retire the late defender Anele Ngcongca's number 16 jersey. Ngcongca played for Masandawana for four years and made 42 appearances, scoring one goal. He died in a car accident in late November.

The defender had agreed to join AmaZulu on loan before the time of his passing. He was yet to make an appearance for the Durban club.

According to a Sundowns insider, the Pretoria club plans to make the announcement of retiring Ngcongca's jersey after his funeral, which will be held later this week.

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Mamelodi Sundowns have decided to retire Anele Ngcongca's jersey out of respect.

Mamelodi Sundowns have decided to retire Anele Ngcongca's jersey out of respect. Source: @FIFAWorldCup / Twitter
Source: Twitter

The number 16 jersey was allocated to new Sundowns arrival Aubrey Modiba, who had just joined from Supersport United. A few days after Ngcongca's death, it was noticed that Modiba had switched to the number 37 shirt during a match against Stellenbosch FC.

“The fact that Modiba has already played an official match in a different number to the one that he started the season with is a clear indication that they want to retire the number," said the insider.

Anele Ngcongca had a colourful career at Sundowns, winning three league titles under former coach Pitso Mosimane. Tributes have been pouring in for the late defender on social media since his death was announced.

Briefly.co.za previously reported that Anele Ngcongca, Mshoza's ex passed just days after the muso and Mzansi reacts. As Mzansi continues to process the shocking news of Mshoza's untimely passing, her ex-boyfriend Anele Ngcongca was announced dead on 23 November 2020. This has led to many reactions over the news of the former lovers dying within just days of one another.

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In other soccer news, Briefly.co.za reported that Supersport United opted to terminate Clayton Daniels' contract. Supersport United have terminated the contract of long-term defender Clayton Daniels with immediate effect. The club and player could not reach a mutual agreement for a new contract. There were conflicting views on the length of the contract.

Supersport head coach Kaitano Tembo has expressed his desire to make use of more reserve players in his side. He indicated that the club would be promoting younger players from the Multichoice Diski Challenge team to the first team.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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