0Colleta DewaJohannesburg - South Africa has been plunged into mourning following the death of soccer legend Philemon Masinga, who succumbed to cancer in a Johannesburg hospital on Sunday, January 13. The 49-year-old former Bafana Bafana striker, who was affectionately known as ‘Chippa’, had been admitted in hospital since December last year. The South Africa Football Association (SAFA) has said Masinga’s demise was a great loss to the game of football and to the nation as a whole. Chippa is best remembered when he scored a goal against Congo Brazzaville in a World Cup qualifying match that booked us a ticket to the World Cup in France. “We are very saddened about the sudden passing of Phil ‘Chippa’ Masinga.
Source: The North Africa Journal January 18, 2019 10:19 UTC