The family of Bafana Bafana and Mamelodi Sundowns defender, Anele Ngcongca, says it is disappointed with the manner in which the government and public organisations such as the South African Football Association have received his death.
The family said this at the memorial service for Ngcongca at the JL Zwane Memorial church hall in Gugulethu on the Cape Flats on Tuesday night.
In the video below, Anele Ngcongca remembered at the JL Zwane Memorial Church Hall:
Ngcongca, who was recently released to AmaZulu Football Club, died last week in a car crash in northern KwaZulu-Natal at the age of 33.
Ngcongca also spent nine years playing in top flight football league in Belgium.
His colleagues and critics have described the player as a disciplined person.
Ngcongca’s sister, Siyasanga, says her brother deserves more recognition from the government.
“Anele is being celebrated in Belgium, in a foreign country. In South Africa, Anele is being celebrated on social media. In Belgium, there was an entire set up whereby flowers were bought in memory of Anele, there was a big poster that was written RIP Anele Ngcongca. We felt that as a family,” says Siyasanga.
In the video below, Ngcongca’s sister Siyasanga pays tribute to her late brother: