Mamelodi Sundowns have confirmed signing Bafana Bafana right back Anele Ngcongca as part of coach Pitso Mosimane’s bid to strengthen his team ahead of the multiple fronts on which his team will be fighting this season, ending speculation about the player’s destination as several Premier Soccer League clubs were after his signature.
The deal was finalised on Wednesday morning.
The 28 year old Cape Town born player has been a regular in the national squad. He started his career at amateur side Aces United, before joining FC Fortune from where he moved to Belgian side Genk in 2007, for whom he made 223 appearances, scoring eight goals. He was sent out on loan last season to Troyes FC.
Ncgongca is the most recent signing by the Tshwane giants, after Ivorian Yannick Zakri who joined Sundowns last week, Sibusiso Vilakazi,Lucky Mohomi,Thapelo Morena and Ricardo Nascimento, who came on board earlier in the transfer window.
The need for more cover at right back arose with the departure of former captain Ramahlwe Mphahlele.