Watch as Orlando Pirates legend Augusto Palacios reacts to the passing of Phil Masinga, aiming a blast at South Africa’s football culture for not honouring our stars while they are still alive.
Masinga passed away on Sunday mourning, and as with most of the nation, Palacios is in mourning.
The Peruvian coach was in charge of Bafana Bafana from 1992-94, where Masinga was one of his star forwards.
Palacios revealed to the media at the Nike Football Centre on Wednesday that he was unhappy that the former Leeds United striker didn’t get the praise he deserved while he was still alive.
Sad day for South African football.
A loyal servant of the game, on and off the field of play – SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan on passing away of @BafanaBafana legend Phil Masinga
— Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) January 13, 2019
The former Orlando Pirates coach asked why testimonials aren’t handed out to local footballing heroes. He pointed to the passing of John ‘Shoes’ Moshoeu and Sizwe Motaung, saying that South Africa needs to talk about its players and provide them with a legacy in the game.
‘Our football is passing, we don’t have memories,’ added the coach.
Watch the full interview here: