Anele Ngcongca's dream for youngsters in Cape Town


Anele Ngcongca's brother, Raymond, has revealed that the former Bafana Bafana defender had big plans for youngsters in Cape Town and around the country.

Ngcongca, who was due to join AmaZulu on loan, passed away in the early hours of Monday morning after being involved in a car accident in KwaZulu-Natal.

According to Raymond, his brother was due to bring international scouts for a tournament in Cape Town to scout for local talent in the country.

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"We do lot of community development projects and the tragic thing is that Anele was a big part of the future plans. The unfortunate part is that people have not seen half of what Anele was capable of doing [in life to uplift the community]," Raymond tells

"Right now, we're planning a tournament to afford boys in Cape Town and around South Africa opportunities to be scouted by international scouts because we were tapping into his network of connections to bring important people to South Africa

"Because we felt that there are a lot of Aneles out there and not all of them can make it to PSL. So we had to use his blueprint of how to do things to help other youngsters around South Africa to have a career in football."

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Raymond says his family was deeply devastated by the passing of his brother and appreciates the support his family received from the nation.

"Some people saw the player but they never appreciated the man behind the player, the most humble soul," he adds.

"I don't know how to describe Anele because words fail me when I have to discuss Anele. He had his own way of making you the important one. He would make you feel like he is taking a picture with you instead of you taking a picture with him and I always said, 'You don't know you are a celebrity.' And he didn't regard himself as that.

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"You can go to any footballer and even at Sundowns and I honestly think you will find it hard-pressed to find anyone who didn't get along with this boy. Honestly, I am feeling emotional when I talk about this boy."

The memorial service and funeral arrangements for Ngcongca are yet to be confirmed, but he is expected to be buried in Cape Town.