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SAD NEWS: South African Football Icon Phil Massinga Has Died

African football legend and Baffana Baffana 1996 AFCON winning striker Phil Massinga has passed on at the age of 49 years after a short illness.

The celebrated forward enjoyed a descent spell with Leeds United in the English premier league as well successful stints with Salernitana and Bari in the Italian Serie A.

Massinga played a starring role for the Baffana Baffana on home soil in the golden generation of 1996 that won their first and only AFCON trophy.

The one time ruthless centre forward rose through the ranks of Mamelodi Sundowns before heading for pastures anew in a number of premier clubs across Europe.

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Saani Abacha

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