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Phil Masinga

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Full namePhilemon Raoul Masinga
Date of birth28 June 1969(age 47)
Place of birthKlerksdorp, South Africa
Height0 m ( ft in)
Playing positionStriker (retired)

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Philemon "Phil" Raoul Masinga (born 28 June 1969 in Klerksdorp) is a South African former international footballer. He represented South Africa in 58 international games, scoring 18 goals.

He is a former player for Jomo Cosmos and Mamelodi Sundowns. He grew up playing for Jomo Cosmos. He played for South African major league with Mamelodi Sundowns and then left for England to play for Leeds United in a package deal with Lucas Radebe that his FIFA agent Marcelo Houseman did with Howard Wilkinson.

He played in the English Premiership for two years, playing 31 games and scoring five goals. Masinga played ten games in Switzerland with St. Gallen and then moved to Italy to play for Salernitana, scoring four goals in 16 games. He then spent 4 years playing for Bari.

In 1996, Masinga was in the Bafana Bafana side when it won the African Cup of Nations final and when the South African team finished second to Egypt in the 1998 African Cup of Nations. “Chippa”, as he is affectionately known, scored the goal in the 1997 game against the Republic of the Congo that proved decisive because it took South Africa to the 1998 World Cup in France.

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