Phil Masinga has passed away, aged 49

Rex Christensen
January 13, 2019

"A sad day for South African football", said South Africa Football Association president Danny Jordaan.

Masinga was admitted to hospital in December where he was said to be suffering from an "undisclosed illness".

Masinga made his debut for Bafana Bafana in July 1992 against Cameroon in South Africa's first match after re-admission to worldwide football by Fifa.

Malinga was confirmed dead at a South African hospital on Sunday morning.

Masinga played for Leeds between 1994 and 1996 and also had spells at St Gallen in Switzerland and Italian clubs Salernitana and Bari.

Bafana Bafana legend Phil Masinga has sadly passed away.

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With tributes pouring in from family, friends, Safa, supporters and former clubs such as Leeds, the details of his funeral are yet to be announced.

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

He scored five goals in 31 league appearances for Leeds, and will be remembered fondly by the club's fanbase.

And he earned his place in South African history by scoring the decisive goal against DR Congo which secured qualification for the World Cup in France in 1998.

'It is such tragic loss for the family and for the entire country.

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