Thursday, 21 March, 2019

Bafana Bafana Legend Phil Chippa Masinga Dies Aged 49

Phil Masinga LEEDS UNITED Former player Phil Masinga dies aged 49
Frederick Owens | 13 January, 2019, 15:45

He played club football in South Africa for Jomo Cosmos and Mamelodi Sundowns before moving to Leeds United in 1994, in a deal that saw fellow South Africa star Lucas Radebe also move to Elland Road.

Former Leeds United and South Africa striker Phil Masinga has died aged 49.

No details about his death have been announced.

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

"It is with great sadness that the club has learnt of former striker Phil Masinga's passing".

Masinga played for Leeds until 1996, after which he moved to St Gallen in Switzerland.

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"Chippa" was one of the most influential figures in South African football as he helped take the national team to dizzy heights during his time as a player.

"I am really gutted".

He formed part of the South Africa squad that won the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations squad.

Tony Dorigo said on Twitter: "Very sad news, RIP my friend".

Bafana Bafana legend Philemon "Chippa" Masinga has passed away. "May your soul rest in flawless peace". I'll never forget Phil and the chief arriving at #ER full of smiles and hope....and thermals!

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