Ex-South African and Leeds striker, Phil Masinga dies at the age of 49 after a long sickness.

Phil Masinga was admitted to hospital in his home town of Klerksdorp last month before he was later moved to a hospital in South African’s capital Johannesburg where he died.

He was a South African footballer after he became one of the South African players to establish himself in the top leagues in Europe.

Apart from playing for Leeds in England, Masinga spent four years in Italy with Salernitana and Bari.

He was a vital player in Bafana Bafana squad who won the African Cup of Nations in 1996. Masinga earned his place and name in South African football history when he scored the winning goal against DR Congo which secured South African qualification to the World Cup in France in 1998.

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