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Phil Masinga hailed as a 'powerful striker' at memorial service

Lucas Radebe, Mark Fish and Zambian football legend Kalusha Bwalya are some of the sporting greats who’ve paid tribute to the late Masinga.

Lucas Radebe breaks down in tears as he speaks at Phil Masinga's memorial service on 21 January 2019. Picture: @BafanaBafana/Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - Former teammates and friends of the late South African footballer Phil ‘Chippa’ Masinga have gathered at the Grace Bible Church in Pimville Soweto to pay their last respects.

Masinga passed away earlier this month after a long battle with cancer.

Lucas Radebe, Mark Fish and Zambian football legend Kalusha Bwalya are some of the sporting greats who’ve paid tribute to the late Masinga.

Radebe, who played with Masinga at English club Leeds United says he remembers his friend as a powerful striker and even better human being.

Bwalya has conveyed messages of condolences from the Zambian Football Association and the African football fraternity at large.

Masinga will be laid to rest in his home town of Nkuma in the North West on Thursday.