14 January 2019 – I had the rare honour and privilege to have worked closely with the phenomenon, Philemon Raul Chippa Masinga.

We shared the same vision of wanting to build a home for all former professional football players in South Africa, the continent and the World.

On Sunday, 13 January 2019, I lost a very dear friend, Chippa Masinga.

To many in the country and around the world, he was a football Legend. And yes, he was truly an international Football Legend.

To me, he was a brother, comrade, friend, advisor and colleague who was a staunch supporter of the work of the South African Masters And Legends Football Association(SAMLFA).

On behalf of SAMLFA, an organization he served as the Vice President, we extend our heartfelt, deep sympathy and condolences to the family, friends locally and internationally, and the entire football family.

May his beautiful soul rest in eternal peace.

Buddha Mathathe SAMLFA President.