Will Anele pack his bags?

The New Age (KwaZulu-Natal) - - Front Page - MMASEKEPE MATSEBANE

AF­TER spend­ing nearly eight years in Bel­gium turn­ing out for Rac­ing Genk, Sun­downs’ Anele Ngcongca is a wanted man, this time by newly pro­moted Cer­cle Brugge.

Cer­cle coach Frank Ver­cauteren, the man who coached Ngcongca and Genk to a Bel­gian league ti­tle in 2011 and then in the Uefa Champions League in 2012, is af­ter Ngcongca’s skills.

Af­ter pro­mot­ing the side that is now owned by AS Monaco, Ver­cauteren is on the hunt for play­ers with Bel­gian ex­pe­ri­ence to keep the team in the top tier.

One of the play­ers he is look­ing at is Ngcongca and, as the de­fender tries to help Sun­downs win the PSL ti­tle where they are at the top of the log, the Brazil­ians are also sit­ting on a big con­tract for Ngcongca.

Still with more than two years on his con­tract at Sun­downs, Cer­cle will have to buy out Ngcongca who rep­re­sented Bafana Bafana at the 2010 Fifa World Cup and who misses Bel­gium, his “sec­ond home”.

“The Cer­cle coach called to find out how many years I have left with Sun­downs. He is re­ally se­ri­ous about sign­ing me and, with the help from Monaco, it is wise that I lis­ten to them. I think I can give them two or three good sea­sons. But that will de­pend on how we talk at Sun­downs.

“I am happy here at Sun­downs with coach Pitso Mosi­mane and the great play­ers we have. We have a strong chance to win the league.”

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Anele Ngcongca

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