Masinga made 58 appearances for the South African national side, where he also lifted the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations title.
Legendary former Bafana Bafana striker Phil Masinga has passed away at the age of 49 after a short illness.
No details about his death have been announced.
Masinga was admitted into Tshepong Hospital in Klerksdorp last month and then later moved to Parktown.
His stay in England was a short one, and was followed by an even shorter one in Switzerland, before moving to Italy, where he turned out for Salernitana and later Bari.
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"Sad day for South African football", South African Football Association president Danny Jordan said in a post on the social media platform.
And he earned his place in South African history by scoring the decisive goal against DR Congo which secured qualification for the World Cup in France in 1998.
"I am really gutted. The thoughts of everyone at the club are with his family and friends".
Jordaan said Masinga was an active member of the South African Masters & Legends an affiliate of SAFA adding Chippa never missed any of SAFA meetings. "May your soul rest in ideal peace".