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Tributes as ex-Leeds and South Africa striker Phil Masinga dies aged 49



Masinga played with Radebe at Leeds United somewhere in the range of 1994 and 1996 and furthermore had spells at St Gallen in Switzerland and Italian clubs Salernitana and Bari.

“He lost his battle against malignant growth toward the beginning of today which is, exceptionally miserable for us as a football society,” said Radebe.

“We are grieving the passing of an extraordinary legend.”

Previous focal protector Radebe and striker Masinga were both marked by Leeds in 1994.

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“For us as Africans it was an extraordinary affair,” included Radebe, addressing BBC World Service. “We weren’t utilized to the climate and we battled a tad – we kept each other warm now and again.

“Phil was a major hit with the group and the players. I admired him and I think he roused me the most. It was totally extraordinary the manner in which he adjusted to the circumstance.

“He was anything but difficult to coexist with and he was most regarded at the club as an individual.”

‘One of the most delightful kindest folks I’ve met’

Masinga made his introduction for South Africa in July 1992 against Cameroon in his nation’s first match following their readmission to worldwide football by Fifa after the finish of Apartheid.

He will best be associated with his objective against Congo, which guaranteed South Africa fit the bill for their first World Cup appearance in 1998.

“Exceptionally miserable news for South African football. We lost a genuine football legend in Phil ‘Chippa’ Masinga,” said previous South Africa and Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar.

“He made ready for all South African footballers in the UK. That objective at FNB arena that took us to our first World Cup will dependably be at the forefront of my thoughts. Tear Legend.”

Masinga was additionally an individual from the triumphant 1996 Africa Cup of Nations squad.

“Miserable day for South African football,” said South Africa Football Association president Danny Jordaan. “He was a faithful worker of the amusement, on and off the field of play.”

South Africa’s Premier Soccer League said there would be a snapshot of quiet at all its matches on Sunday out of appreciation for the previous forward.

Bari likewise held a time of quiet before their amusement against Sancataldese on Sunday.

Masinga showed up for Leeds, scoring five objectives.

“It is with incredible misery that the club has educated of previous striker Phil Masinga’s passing,” said an announcement from the Elland Road club.

“The contemplations of everybody at LUFC are with his family and companions.”

Noel Whelan played nearby Masinga at the Elland Road club and said it was “extremely miserable news”.

“He was a companion and strike accomplice as well as one of the most delightful kindest folks I’ve met,” included Whelan.

“It was a joy and benefit to have known and played with you Phil.”

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Carlo Ancelotti left Everton to become head coach of Real Madrid for a second time




The 61-year-old Italian, who oversaw Real Madrid for a very long time somewhere in the range of 2013 and 2015, has left Everton following year and a half in control at Goodison Park.

He succeeds Zinedine Zidane at Real and the move leaves Everton looking for a 6th perpetual supervisor in five years.

Ancelotti has marked a three-year bargain at Real and said the move addressed “an unforeseen chance”.

He added: “I have total regard for everybody related with Everton and expectation they can accomplish the energizing chances they have before them.

“While I have appreciated being at Everton I have been given a startling chance which I accept is the correct move for me and my family as of now.”

Genuine will introduce Ancelotti to the media on Wednesday, while Everton said they “will start the way toward selecting another supervisor right away”.

Everton will have been left paralyzed by the speed of advancements just now as proprietor Farhad Moshiri’s “Hollywood” chief leaves.

Ancelotti’s appearance was viewed as a genuine upset by Moshiri, convincing one of the game’s generally enriched and regarded figures to come to Merseyside to reestablish Everton to previous wonders.

The 61-year-old’s rule has been a mishmash with loathsome home structure offset by results like their first success over Liverpool at Anfield since 1999 – in any case a tenth spot finish in his first full season was a failure.

Ancelotti, in any case, was as yet held in immense respect by Everton allies, who have been left sharply disillusioned by his choice to withdraw.

The fierce truth is that for all Moshiri’s money and aspiration, Everton actually can’t view themselves as anyplace close to the first class, which consistently makes them helpless against clubs, for example, Real Madrid setting sights on their prize resources.

The typical suspects are being connected, for example, Eddie Howe after he turned down Celtic, previous Wolves supervisor Nuno Espirito Santo and ex-Everton manager David Moyes – albeit that is probably not going to occur after he verbally concurred a three-year bargain at West Ham in the wake of bringing them into Europe. Moshiri, however, is something of a special case and may have thoughts of his own.

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Ahmed Musa to play without monthly salary at Kano Pillars




Ahmed Musa won’t be paid in his short stretch at Kano Pillars in the Nigeria Premier Football League.

Musa, 28, finished paperwork for the four-time Nigerian heroes under the Elite Players Program of the League Management Company, which urges top Nigerian internationals to play for neighborhood clubs.

As indicated by LMC manager Shehu Dikko, the program works twoly.

A club can distinguish and sign such players, or the LMC itself can sign the player and appoint them to a club of their decision.

It was the last for Musa.

“We addressed him about returning home to play, and as somebody who is consistently prepared to offer in return, he didn’t stop for a second,” Dikko told ESPN.

“When the arrangement was marked, the decision of which club to play for was up to him. Various clubs needed him. We put everything before him and he settled on the choice to go to Kano Pillars.”

Musa has been a free specialist since October 2020, when he left Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr, with whom he won the Saudi Pro League title and Super Cup in the wake of going along with them from Leicester City in 2018.

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Super Eagle Teslim Balogun Stadium Training Camp Adhere To COVID-19 Protocols Ahead Of Lesotho Clash





The Super Eagles will hold their last exercise at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos on Monday evening, beginning from 1800 hours.

Their last instructional meeting which will be administered by director Gernot Rohr is available to the media for just the initial fifteen minutes, at that point everybody will be compelled to leave the arena.

No columnist will be permitted into the arena when the Lesotho public group have a vibe of the Teslim Balogun Stadium turf because of COVID-19 conventions set up.

Besides, there will be no authority pre-match public interview because of the Covid pandemic.

The Super Eagles players and authorities were up toward the end of last night since they had to go to an occasion out of appreciation for Nigerian Federation president Amaju Pinnick following his political decision into the esteemed FIFA board.

Nigeria are ensured to top Group L of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers paying little heed to the result of their last match against Lesotho as they are as of now on 11 focuses, four more than the Republic of Benin, who are second in the standings.

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