Former soccer star Phil Masinga has passed away after long illness

Former soccer star Phil Masinga has passed away after long illness

South Africa mourns as news broke of the death of former Bafana Bafana star player Phil Masinga. Phil passed away on the 13th of January after battling illness for a long time.

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After a long illness, Phil Masinga (49) passed away on the morning of 13 January. He was a soccer star of note that has millions of fans.

Phil was first admitted to Tshepong Hospital in Klerksdorp in December, as reported by The Citizen.

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The president of the South African Masters and Legend Football Association‚ Buddha Mathathe, confirmed that Phil passed away in a Parktown hospital.

He was moved to the hospital after spending time in Tshepong. TimesLIVE reports that Mathathe was emotional when he broke the news.

He is gone. Our legend is gone…….It is not right. It is such tragic loss for the family and for the entire country. He is no ordinary legend‚ he was an international legend.

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Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Phil underwent a minor medical procedure at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, but his wife said he was doing much better. The Bafana Bafana striker was set to return home.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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