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Bafana Bafana legend Phil Masinga dies

13 January 2019, 02:13 | Anna Jefferson

LEEDS UNITED Former player Phil Masinga dies aged 49

Phil Masinga

He won 58 caps for South Africa, helping them win the African Nations Cup on home soil in 1996.

"Sad day for South African football", South African Football Association president Danny Jordan said in a post on the social media platform.

"Phil was a loyal servant of the game‚ on and off the field of play".

The center-forward played in the Premier League with Leeds United between 1994 and 1996 before moving to Swiss side St. Gallen and Italian clubs Salernitana and Bari. "It is not right‚" said an emotional Mathathe on Sunday morning.

Legendary former Bafana Bafana striker Phil Masinga has passed away at the age of 49 after a short illness.




Masinga was admitted into Tshepong Hospital in Klerksdorp last month and then later moved to Parktown.

Masinga was 49 years old. The thoughts of everyone at #LUFC are with his family and friends'.

He will be etched in South Africa soccer history for his goal against Congo that took Bafana to the 1998 World Cup.

The legend also played for Leeds in the English Premiership in the 1990s, along with Lucas Radebe.

In 328 professional appearances, the striker scored 154 goals.



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