JOHANNESBURG – South African soccer legend Phil Masinga’s daughter, Tinyiko, broke down as she spoke of her love for her father during a memorial service at the Grace Bible Church in Pimville, Soweto on Monday.
Her brother Sifiso and sister Tatiana embraced her in a moment that poignantly told the story of a family united in pain.
“Sifiso called him Mambosh. We called him papa. Buhle called him daddy. We loved our father more than words can express, and we will always keep him in our hearts,” she said.
“Our father loved us so much, and he was not afraid to show it. He always had a big smile and excitement every time he saw us.
“Even when he was in hospital, he gave us hope that he would beat what was making him ill.