Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi declined the chance to clarify Anele Ngcongca's future, leading to more speculation the player could be set to leave Chloorkop.
The 33-year-old is said to be amongst the players deemed surplus to requirements this season especially after the departure of Pitso Mosimane, who placed his confidence in his ability.
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Ngcongca has been reported to be returning to Europe, where he made his name in Belgium before earning a call-up to Bafana Bafana several years ago.
Belgian second-tier side KSV Roeselare even announced his signing on their official channels, although there was no word from Sundowns or the player's agent.
"I would prefer not to comment on that one at this stage," Mngqithi said recently when asked about Ngcongca's future and omission from the current playing squad.
Ngcongca's absence from the Sundowns team sheet for the past three matches has added more weight to the likelihood that his days at Chloorkop are numbered.
The signing of right-back Khuliso Mudau from Black Leopards and the return of Nyiko Mobbie from loan are further indications that the technical team is prepared for life without the former Racing Genk star.