Belgium outfit KSV Roeselare have officially confirmed the signing of veteran defender Anele Ngcongca from Mamelodi Sundowns.
The 32-year-old reportedly decided against renewing with the Brazilians, with his current contract set to expire at the end of June.
Ngcongca is no stranger to Belgian football having played for Racing Genk between 2007 and 2017, as well as having experience playing for ES Troyes AC in France.
The Gugulethu-born defender will now return to Europe after a four-year stint in South Africa with Sundowns, where he lifted two Absa Premiership titles, a Telkom Knockout Cup trophy and Caf Champions League and Super Cup titles.
The Belgian club have since announced that Ngcongca signed a two-year contract with the option of extending his stay at Schiervelde for another season.
The club released the following statement on their official website:
‘Today Calvin Anele Ngcongca (South African, 21.10.1987) signed a two-season contract plus option on an additional campaign at Schiervelde. The defender, who can handle several positions, comes from Mamelodi Sundowns FC, with which he was active last season in, among other things, the quarterfinals of the CAF Champions League.
‘Anele is no unknown face in Belgian football. Between 2007 and 2015 he played at Racing Genk. In eight seasons, Anele reeled [in] no less than 279 games for the Limburgers, including a number against KSV Roeselare. During his time with Genk, he became champion once and twice won the Belgian Cup.
‘In the 2015/2016 season, Anele was loaned for a year to the French ES Troyes AS, before returning to his home country. In the four seasons with the Sundowns, he played 97 games and became South African champion twice, winning the cup and the CAF Super Cup.
‘Now Anele is returning to Belgium by signing a two-season contract with an option on Schiervelde. With his experience, he hopes to be able to contribute to the “KSV Roeselare 2.0” project.
‘We warmly welcome Anele and wish him the best of luck at Schiervelde!’
🇿🇦 Zuid-Afrika (21.10.1987)
⚽ Mamelodi Sundowns FC
— KSV Roeselare (@KSVR134) July 20, 2020
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