Anele admits talks with European club
Posted: 19 April 2018 Time: 13:00
Mamelodi Sundowns defender Anele Ngcongca is open to making a move back to Belgium, but will wait until the end of the season to make a decision.
The New Age newspaper reported that Cercle Brugge are interested in signing Ngcongca and he confirmed that he has had discussions with the club about a possible move.
Ngcongca, who is in second season with the Brazilians, has recently started getting more time on the pitch with Sundowns.
Brugge are coached by Frank Vercauteren, who worked with Ngcongca at Genk. Brugge are owned by French Ligue 1 side AS Monaco.
“I am one person who speaks the truth, I am honest. I have been in touch with Cercle Brugge and I have been in touch with the coach also. But I still have a contract because he asked me what’s the situation with me,” Ngcongca says.
“I told him that I still have one year left, with an option. But we will speak at the end of the season. I can’t say I want to leave, but it will depend with my agent and the club. We shall see at the end of the season.”
Ngcongca spent nine years in Europe, playing in Belgium and France, before returning to South Africa in 2016 to play in the PSL for the first time in his career. Moving to South Africa allowed him to be close to his family.
He says he would not mind going back to Europe, despite being 30.
“Belgium is like a second home. I know every corner in Belgium and I can’t say I won’t go back. It will depend what my mind tells me at the end of the season and if they can have an agreement with Sundowns. I can’t complain about Belgium, I love it to death and that’s why I say we will see at the end of the season.”