Bafana Bafana legend Phil Masinga has died.
He was admitted to hospital in December.
Masinga is remembered for scoring the goal that helped Bafana qualify for their first World Cup.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) January 13, 2019
Sad day for South African football.
A loyal servant of the game, on and off the field of play – SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan on passing away of @BafanaBafana legend Phil Masinga
— Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) January 13, 2019
“Sad day for South African football. A loyal servant of the game, on and off the field of play, SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan was quoted as saying by the same twitter account.
Masinga made 58 appearances for the South African national side, where he also lifted the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations title.
The former Leeds United striker also scored the famous goal against the Republic of the Congo to send Bafana to the 1998 World Cup.
Soccer Laduma sends their deepest condolences to family and friends of the late Masinga.