Bafana Bafana legend Phil Masinga has passed away at the age of 49, the club announced the news on social media.
Masinga played in the Premier League for the Yorkshire club for two years after joining from Mamelodi Sundowns in 1994. He also played for Leeds United in the English Premiership in the 1990s, along with Lucas Radebe.
“It is with great sadness that the club has learnt of former striker Phil Masinga’s passing. The thoughts of everyone at #LUFC are with his family and friends (sic),” – the club said on Twitter.
He scored the crucial goal to send Bafana to the 1998 Fifa World Cup in France.
It’s understood the striker scored more than 150 goals in 328 professional appearances.
South African football association Danny Jordaan says he has sweet memories of Masinga.
“He was a big ambassador and travelled around the world. He was a delegate to the Safa congress and he worked hard.”
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