Bafana Bafana legend Phil Masinga dies

Doug Mendoza
January 13, 2019

Masinga made his worldwide debut for South Africa in 1992 in the country's first match after readmission to global football post-apartheid.

Buddha Mathathe‚ president of the South African Masters and Legend Football Association, said: "He is gone".

Confederation of African Football deputy secretary general‚ Anthony Baffoe‚ took to Twitter on Sunday and posted: "We have lost another hero - Phil Masinga just passed away".

Former South Africa and Leeds United striker Phil Masinga has died aged 49, says his country's football association.

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He will best be remembered for his goal against Congo, which ensured South Africa qualified for their first World Cup appearance in 1998.

Masinga was admitted into Tshepong Hospital in Klerksdorp last month and then later moved to Parktown. "The thoughts of everyone at Leeds are with his family and friends".

Masinga played in the Premier League for the Yorkshire club for two years between 1994 and 1996 after joining from South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns.

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

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