Former South Africa and Leeds United striker Phil Masinga has died aged 49, says his country's football association.
Masinga played at Leeds between 1994 and 1996 and also had spells at St Gallen in Switzerland and Italian clubs Salernitana and Bari.
Sad day for South African soccer," aforesaid Republic of South Africa soccer Association president Danny Jordaan.
A loyal servant of the game, on and off the field of play." No additional details have been released regarding his death.
Masinga made his debut for South Africa in July 1992 against Cameroon in his country's 1st match following admittance to international soccer by Fifa after the end of apartheid.
He can best be remembered for his goal against Congo, which ensured South Africa qualified for their 1st World Cup look in 1998.
Masinga was also a member of the victorious 1996 Africa Cup of nations squad.
The former forward made 31 league appearances for Leeds, scoring 5 goals.
It is with great sadness that the club has learnt of former striker Phil Masinga's passing," said a press release from the Elland Road club.
The thoughts of everybody at LUFC are together with his family and friends."