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Phil Masinga: the South Africa striker who made Premier League history with Leeds | Ed Aarons

9 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Phil Masinga, who has died at the age of 49, was the first black South African player to play in the Premier League Two decades later, Phil Masinga had not forgotten the advice Howard Wilkinson gave him on his first day at Leeds United, in the summer of 1994. “He told me not be scared of anyone,” recalled Masinga when we spoke for the last time at the end of 2015. “Howard said I was as good as everyone else and told me just to do my best because I was capable of being a top player. Gordon Strachan was very friendly and tried hard to make us feel comfortable. He's the one who helped me open...
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