[north-west] - Early medical care could have saved Phil Masinga, mourners told

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NORTH WEST - Deceased Bafana Bafana striker Philemon “Chippa” Masinga could still be alive if he had received specialised medical treatment earlier, mourners heard in Khuma, North West, on Tuesday at Masinga's memorial service.

“Maybe if Chippa was given attention he could be with us,” said former teammate Eric September.

He said that former Bafana Bafana captain Neil Tovey had three heart-related complications but had survived.

“Neil Tovey survived because he got attention earlier,” said September.

Masinga died of cancer on 13 January in a Johannesburg hospital. He was 49.

Mamelodi Sundowns official Alex Tshakoane said that club president Patrice Motsepe booked Masinga into a specialised hospital in Johannesburg after learning of his condition....

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