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South african legend's death - was 49 years old

south African football has been hit by a sad news.

Phil Masinga, who is one of the major players in South african football history, is thus deceased, informs fodboldforbundet on Twitter.

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Sad day for south african football. He was a loyal representative of the game - both on and off the field, saith the association president, Danny Jordaan, without that he is going to elaborate on the reason for the untimely deaths.

According to the south african Times had Phil Masinga, however, have battled cancer the last time.

Phil Masinga - or Philemon, as he is dubbed - wrote themselves into the history books when he scored the famous goal for south Africa in a crucial WORLD cup qualifier against the Congo in 1997. The goal that sent south Africa for the WORLD cup in football for the first time ever - in France in 1998.

In total, he reached 58 matches and 18 goals for Bafana Bafana from 1992-2001.

the Skills on the football field brought him in 1994 to the European and Leeds United in Premier League. Here it was for 31 matches and five goals - and a strong impression, as evidenced by the club's tweet.

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- It is with great sadness that the club has learned that the former striker Phil Masinga is dead. Mind from everyone in the Leeds United are with his family and his friends, writes the club.

After two seasons in the Premier League, went first to St. Gallen in Switzerland, as well as Bari and Salernitana in Italy, before he stopped his active career in the Al-Wahda FC in Abu Dhabi.

A short transition was Phil Masinga coach of the south african club PJ Stars.

Masinga in the duel with Peter Schmeichel during a match between Denmark and south Africa in the Park. Photo: Miklas Change

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