Friday, 23 August, 2019

Football Legend Phil Masinga Has died, Aged 49

Phil Masinga in action for Leeds United during his time at the Elland Road club Masinga spent two years at Leeds United joining at the same time as compatriot Lucas Radebe
Cary Erickson | 13 January, 2019, 14:10

Masinga was also a member of the victorious 1996 African Cup of Nations squad.

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

When he got to Leeds, he spent two seasons at the club with his teammate Lucas Radebe.

"A loyal servant of the game, on and off the field of play".

The South African football fraternity is mourning the passing of former striker Philemon Masinga who was recently hospitalised following an illness.

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Masinga was born on 28 June 1969 in Klerksdorp in the North West and played among other clubs Mamelodi Sundowns‚ Jomo Cosmos‚ Leeds United‚ Saint Galliens in Switzerland‚ FC Bari and Salernitana in Italy.

The lanky forward netted against Congo Brazzaville at the FNB Stadium, a goal which ensured the South Africans booked their ticket to the 1998 Fifa World Cup, which was staged in France. The thoughts of everyone at #LUFC are with his family and friends'.

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Bayana Bayana striker Thembi Kgatlana has clinched her maiden Africa Women's Footballer of the Year ahead of Nigeria's Asisat Oshoala and Francisca Ordega.

He was 49 years old. She also won four man-of-match awards during the tournament.