“We have lost a giant of South African football”

The football fraternity said their goodbyes to a legend of South African football after his passing was confirmed.

Former Bafana Bafana international Phil Masinga passed away yesterday after his battle with illness came to an end.

Several clubs and big names in the football fraternity all shared their messages of condolences, with the South African Football Association’s president, Danny Jordaan revealing that he just recently visited the sickly Masinga.

“We have lost a giant of South African football, this is a sad day for our football,” Jordaan said on SAFA’s official website.

“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,” he added

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