Will Anele pack his bags?
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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