December 3, 2020

Africa

Former South Africa international defender Anele Ngcongca has died in a car accident on Monday. The news was confirmed by his Premier Soccer League club AmaZulu.

Ngcongca, 33, was a member of South Africa squad at the 2010 World Cup and started the 2-1 victory over France, winning 53 caps over seven years in the national team. His last appearance was in 2016.

He also spent nine seasons at Belgian side Genk, competing in the Champions League in five of those and making 279 appearances. The right back was named in the club’s team of the century in 2015 alongside Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.

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We vernemen het tragische nieuws van Genkie Anele Ngcongca. Hij overleed in een auto-ongeluk. In totaal speelde Anele maar liefst 279 wedstrijden voor KRC Genk. Onze gedachten zijn bij familie en vrienden van onze Zuid-Afrikaanse ex-speler. 😢

RIP Anele 💙#krcgenk #mijnploeg pic.twitter.com/zLAPidYicn


November 23, 2020

Ngcongca was a passenger in the vehicle as it lost control on a highway 31 miles north of Durban. The female driver is in a critical condition in hospital.

“On arrival of IPSS advanced life support paramedics, they found an adult male lying approximately 30m from the wrecked vehicle. The man showed no signs of life and was declared dead by paramedics,” Paul Herbst of IPSS Medical Rescue said in a statement.

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DURBAN (Reuters) – South Africa international defender Anele Ngcongca was killed in a car accident on Monday, his Premier Soccer League club AmaZulu have confirmed.



a close up of Anele Ngcongca: South Africa's Ngcongca lines up before the start of a friendly match in Port Elizabeth


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South Africa’s Ngcongca lines up before the start of a friendly match in Port Elizabeth

Ngcongca, 33, was a member of South Africa squad at the 2010 World Cup and started the 2-1 victory over France, winning 53 caps over seven years in the national team. His last appearance was in 2016.

He also spent nine seasons at Belgian side Genk, competing in the Champions League in five of those and making 279 appearances.

The right back was named in the club’s Team of the Century in 2015 alongside Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.

Ngcongca was a passenger in the vehicle as it lost control on a highway 50 kilometres north of Durban. The female driver is in a critical condition in hospital.

“On arrival of IPSS advanced life support paramedics, they found an adult male lying approximately 30m from the wrecked vehicle. The man showed no signs of life and was declared dead by paramedics,” Paul Herbst of IPSS Medical Rescue said in a statement.

(Reporting by Nick Said; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi inaugurated on Sunday the third edition of the Smart Transportation and Logistics Fair and Forum for the Middle East and Africa (TransMEA 2020), the presidency said in a statement.


The president toured the fair and listened to a detailed explanation from officials about its products, including vehicles and means of public transportation running on natural gas and electricity.


He also inspected vehicles equipped with specialised chairs for disabled people.


TransMEA 2020 comes as the country pushes ahead with expanding new smart cities and building modern transport systems to upgrade road networks and reduce travel time, transportation costs and fuel consumption, Egypt’s presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said earlier.


Rady added that the country also seeks to boost trade exchange, reduce accident rates, and protect the environment.


TransMEA 2020 is being hosted at the Egypt International Exhibition Centre in Cairo from 22 to 25 November, with the participation of a number of international companies working in the transport field.


Egypt plans to scrap old and rickety cars manufactured over 20 years ago and replace them with new ones running on natural gas, as well as to convert hundreds of thousands of vehicles to gas-powered models, as per presidential initiatives.


The Egyptian strategy, which focuses mainly on microbuses and taxis, is meant to preserve the environment and make use of the country’s plentiful natural gas production.

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