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Ex South Africa And Leeds Player, Phil Masinga Dies Aged 49

Former club of Phil Masinga Leeds United have confirmed the South African striker has died aged 49.

Masinga played in the Premier League for two years at Leeds after joining from Mamelodi Sundowns in 1994.

In a statement on Twitter today, Leeds wrote: "It is with great sadness that the club haslearnt of former striker Phil Masinga's passing. The thoughts of everyone at #LUFC are with his family and friends."

SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan said: “Sad day for South African football.

“A loyal servant of the game, on and off the field of play.”

Buddha Mathathe‚ the president of the South African Masters and Legend Football Association, said: "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.”

Masinga was battling an illness and his passing has been announced today.

He was just 49 and played for Leeds as astriker between 1994-96.

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