Tributes are continuing to pour in for former Bafana Bafana star Phil ‘Chippa’ Masinga, who died on Sunday following a battle with cancer.

Masinga was one of the golden era of Bafana players in the late 1990s, and was the scorer of the magical goal that qualified South Africa for its first World Cup in 1998.


Amongst those who’ve been remembering him is former Bafana captain Steven Pienaar.

“In the Afcon 96, I was in the stadium as a ball boy, so for us he was one of those…all the kids wanted to be Phil Masinga. For me he was a role model, a legend. I had the honour to share a week with him in the national team as well, when I just broke into the national team. For me, he was a player with a big personality in the national team, so I think for everyone that played with him will know, he was a hero for us, as kids growing up.”

Details of his memorial service and funeral have not yet been announced.

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