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Former Lead United and SA striker, Phil Masinga Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife (Ntombi Nombewu), Cancer, Funeral, Death and Cause

Former Lead United and SA striker, Phil Masinga dies aged 49 from cancer-related complications

Phil Masinga Wiki

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 Parents: Selinah Makgathetse Masinga

Phil Masinga Occupation: Footballer (Forward)

Phil Masinga Biography

Phil Masinga (Philemon Raul Masinga) was a South African professional footballer and manager born on 28th June 1969 in Klerksdorp, South Africa.

He was a former 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 career for South Africa National Football team 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 Cancer

Masinga was admitted in Tshepong Hospital in Klerksdorp on November 2018 before he was transferred to a Johannesburg hospital last month where he was diagnosed with cancer. He died of cancer-related disease at a Johannesburg hospital.

Phil Masinga Death and Cause

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 Masinga Funeral

Phil Masinga was buried at his hometown of Khuma in Stilfontein near Klerksdorp in North West on Thursday. 24th January 2019. On Wednesday, 23rd January, North West Sports Development MEC Sello Lehari told mourners at a memorial service that he would discuss with relevant stakeholders renaming the Khuma stadium after Masinga and erecting a statue in his memory.

Phil Masinga with wife Carol Puleng
Phil Masinga with wife Carol Puleng
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