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WATCH: Benni's tribute to 'Chippaldinho' Masinga

2019-01-15 06:47
Phil Masinga
Phil Masinga (AP Images)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana legend Benni McCarthy has paid tribute to Phil 'Chippa' Masinga - whom he dubs Chippaldinho - in a fitting video following his untimely passing from cancer.

READ: 'Phil Masinga inspired me the most' - Radebe

McCarthy, now head coach of Cape Town City, says that the 49-year-old "paved the way" for the now retired forward when he got into the Bafana Bafana squad.

Early last month, Masinga was admitted to Tshepong Hospital in Klerksdorp with an "undisclosed illness" and then later moved to a hospital in Parktown.

Further efforts were made to get the former striker to a private hospital in order for the former player to get the best medical care.

SEE: The day 'Chippa' Masinga scored a 9 minute hat-trick

Meanwhile, funeral details are yet to be revealed by the Masinga family.



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