Mamelodi Sundowns fullback moves to Amazulu on loan

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Mamelodi Sundowns defender Anele Ngcongca has reportedly completed a medical with a view to completing a season-long loan-signing for Amazulu.

Ngcongca helped Sundowns win the 2019/20 Premiership title with excellent performances in the bubble but has been told that he is surplus to requirements at Chloorkop.

Amazulu bring in another big name

Amazulu have gone on a spending spree with new owners willing to invest heavily in improving the Usuthu squad. Among those brought in are former Kaizer Chiefs star Siphiwe Tshabalala.

It has been reported that Tshabalala helped convince Ngcongca that Durban was the place to be. The 33-year-old fullback had also attracted interest from Amazulu’s KwaZulu-Natal rivals Maritzburg United and newly promoted Swallows.

Amazulu coach Ayanda Dlamini certainly has plenty of new faces around but also has the unenviable task of integrating them into the team.

Monday’s man

Ngcongca is expected to be officially announced as an Amazulu player tomorrow. He completed his medical in Johannesburg on Friday 13 November and left for Durban on Saturday.

Capped 52-times for Bafana Bafana, Ngcongca is a man with diverse footballing experience, having played in the Europa League with Belgian club Genk. He also spent a spell with Ligue 1 outfit Troyes.

Amazulu currently sit ninth on the DStv Premiership log standings having recorded a win, a loss and a draw in their three matches in the league this season.

Ambitious Amazulu target the top

Sandile Zungu’s ZICO investment firm have previously expressed their desire to ensure that Amazulu become the number one team in South Africa.

“I think it’s been the climax of a long journey. We started talking in 2006 if I’m not mistaken and today we’ve accomplished it after 14 years of courtship,” Zungu said in October.

“I’m very pleased to be here. Soccer is a game I love, it’s a game of the people, and I approach it with a lot of confidence that we’ll make a difference. We’re very excited.

“AmaZulu is arguably the strongest soccer brand in this country, not only the oldest team at 88 years old. Our responsibility as owners is to build the club to the number one team in the country.

“AmaZulu has got to be the number one team in this country come the year of our centenary in 2032.” 

Amazulu face Mamelodi Sundowns in their next PSL assignment on Sunday 22 November, it is unclear if Ngcongca will be available for the fixture.

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