Former Bafana Striker and legend Philemon Raul “Phil” Masinga has passed away.  The former South African striker had been recovering in hospital after he was admitted with an undisclosed illness. He was admitted at Tshepong Hospital in Klerksdorp December 2018.

His passing was announced on Sunday on the national teams twitter page.

Masinga helped South Africa clinch the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations title, and scored the famous goal that secured qualification to the 1998 World Cup. Masinga made 58 International appearances for Bafana Bafana.

Masinga also played for Jomo Cosmos and Mamelodi Sundowns before heading abroad to play for English Premier league side Leeds United, Italian Serie A teams  Salernitana and Bari.