JOHANNESBURG – South African football legend Philemon ‘Chippa’ Masinga, who succumbed to an illness a week ago, was on Monday described by his children as “loving and caring”.
Masinga’s pile-driver against Congo, which sent Bafana Bafana to their first ever Fifa World Cup finals in France 1998, remains memorable for football fans.
In his prime, Masinga played in the English Premier League for Leeds United, and Italian Serie A for Salernitana and Bari.
The yesteryear soccer star Masinga died in hospital on 13 January at the age of 49.
Speaking at her father’s memorial service at the Grace Bible Church in Pimville, Soweto, Tinyiko said: “Our father loved us so much and he was not afraid to show, he always had a smile and he was such an entertaining character”.