Soc­cer great Masinga dies of can­cer at age 49

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - - SPORTS -

Phil Masinga, the for­mer South Africa and Leeds United striker who scored the goal that took his coun­try to the World Cup for the first time, died Sun­day. He was 49. The South African Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion said Masinga died in a Johannesburg hos­pi­tal from a “can­cer re­lated dis­ease” just a month after be­ing di­ag­nosed. Masinga played for South Africa at the 1998 World Cup in France.

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