Phil Masinga Biography – Phil Masinga Wiki
Phil Masinga full name Philemon Raul Masinga, was a South African professional footballer and manager. He was born on 28 June 1969 in Klerksdorp, South Africa.
He played in the English Premier League for Leeds United, and Italian Serie A for Salernitana and Bari. He also played for Jomo Cosmos, Mamelodi Sundowns, St. Gallen and Al-Wahda.
Masinga made his debut for South Africa in July 1992 against Cameroon in his country’s first match following their readmission to international football by Fifa after the end of Apartheid. He represented South Africa in 58 international games, scoring 18 goals. His goal against Congo enabled South Africa to qualify for their first World Cup appearance in 1998.
Phil Masinga Age
He was born on 28 June 1969 in Klerksdorp, South Africa. He died on 13 January 2019 aged 49.
Phil Masinga Wife
He was married to his wife Ntombi Nombewu.
Phil Masinga Children
He had four children.
Phil Masinga Illness
Masinga was admitted in Tshepong Hospital in Klerksdorp two months ago before he was transferred to a Johannesburg hospital last month where he was diagnosed with cancer. He died of a cancer related disease at a Johannesburg hospital.
Phil Masinga Death
He died on 13 January 2019 aged 49. The president of the South Africa Football Association , Dr Danny Jordaan, confirmed his death:
“We have lost a giant of South African Football, this is a sad day for our football. I am really gutted. I saw him last Sunday before I flew to Dakar and although he was not feeling well, he was in good spirits and I promised to visit him again sometime this week and now our hero is gone.
“Phil was a loyal servant of the game, on and off the field of play. His goal against Congo which took us (South Africa) to our first World Cup in France in 1998, is still the most celebrated goal in the country to date.”
After the passing on of the football legend, 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 #LUFC are with his family and friends.”
— Leeds United (@LUFC) January 13, 2019
He leaves behind four children, and his wife Ntombi Nombewu.
Phil Masinga Cause of Death
He died of Cancer.
Phil Masinga Height
He stood at a height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m).