Ex-South African footballer Phil Masinga has died from “a cancer-related disease,” the nation’s football association has announced.

Masinga scored 18 goals in 58 matches between 1992 and 2001 for South Africa, including the strike against the Republic of Congo, in 1997, that famously secured Bafana Bafana’s first World Cup finals appearance, at the 1998 tournament in France.

SEE ALSO: Mourinho Was The Problem At Man Utd -Paul Pogba’s Brother

The South African legend was at Leeds for two years while Radebe stayed nine and went on to captain the club and make more than 200 appearances.

Even though Masinga was not delivering the goals Leeds hoped for he was still hugely popular at the club.

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

SEE ALSO: Nine Premier League stars who left England for China

Leeds United tweeted: “It is with great sadness that the club has learnt of former striker Phil Masinga’s passing. The thoughts of everyone at the club are with his family and friends.”

TEXT AD: Infections – How Natural Herbal remedy Removed stubborn Staphylococcus Ecoli, Gonorrhea, Urinary Tract Infections, Infertility, Syphilis, Movement in the body, and Other Degenerated Infections. ┃ Click HERE To Read More And PLACE ORDER. You Can Also CALL/Whatsapp 080-2095-7223

Vincent Okorie
Vincent Okorie has been a football fan for the last ten years. He reads every book on sports he can lay his hands upon. He is a graduate of the University of Benin. Vincent is Snr Asst Editor at GoalBall.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here