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Racing Genk defender Anele Ngcongca speaks to Goal about his improvement after receiving offers from Fenerbahce, Trabzonspor and Aalborg

After claiming a regular spot at both his Belgian club Genk and for Bafana Bafana, Ngcongca prefers to remain stable in Belgium. The defender speaks exclusively to Goal about his career at Genk.

"I have had many offers to choose from lately, but I have decided to remain with my current club. Some of those clubs include Fenerbahce, Trabzonspor and Aalborg. I don’t want to rush to another club because of money and end up not playing."

“I would rather earn less, but get time to play and enjoy my football. I am hoping that I will be with Racing, probably for the next six years, giving it my best,” said Ngcongca.

Ngcongca will remain humble and monitor his own discipline to make sure he reaches his potential abroad.

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“In Europe if you are not disciplined you are out. There is no second chance - they can buy anyone. I know where I am coming from, so I always pray that I don’t become big headed with the attention I have been getting,” he said, in a possible reference to Bafana teammate Thulani Serero at Ajax Amsterdam.

“I am still hungry for more success and I think that is what keeps me working hard at all times. I would like to be at a point where I am fully at my peak and yet remain humble about it,” he said.

The defender also explained how being mentored by former Manchester United midfielder Quinton Fortune, played a positive role in his career.

“I grew up looking up to him [Fortune], because he was a Catholic. He was very disciplined and I admired the way he carried himself outside the field. I was also fortunate enough to be part of a second division club that was organized by him,” said Ngcongca.

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