Phil Masinga

South African footballer (1969-2019)

Philemon Raul Masinga (28 June 1969 – 13 January 2019) was a South African professional footballer and manager. He played as a striker from 1991 to 2002.[1] He was born in Klerksdorp, South Africa.

He played in the English Premier League for Leeds United, and Italian Serie A for Salernitana and Bari.

He also played for Jomo Cosmos, Mamelodi Sundowns, St. Gallen and Al-Wahda. He represented South Africa in 58 international games, scoring 18 goals. In 2006, he briefly went into football management with PJ Stars.

Masinga died, aged 49, at a hospital in Klerksdorp on 13 January 2019 after being hospitalized for cancer a month earlier.[2]


  1. Breakfast, Siviwe (12 December 2018). "Former Bafana striker Phil Masinga hospitalised". The South African. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. "SA soccer legend Phil 'Chippa' Masinga dies". Sport24. 13 January 2019. Retrieved 13 January 2019.