He was arguably one of the greatest football players ever produced in the North West Province and his efforts are rewarded with great honors.

The North West Provincial Government has been granted permission by President Cyril Ramaphosa to give the late Bafana Bafana forward, Philemon “Chippa” Masinga a Special Provincial Official Funeral Category 2.

According to Vuyi Ngesi, spokesperson for the office of the Premier, a Special Provincial Official Funeral Category 2 is for distinguished persons specifically designated by the President of South Africa upon request by a Premier of a Province.

“North West Premier, Prof Tebogo Job Mokgoro will deliver the eulogy on behalf of the Provincial Government at the funeral,” said Ngesi.

A memorial service will be held as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 22 January 2019
Venue: Khuma Stadium
Khuma Township
Stilfontein
Time: 11h00

The funeral service will be held as follows:

Date: Thursday, 24 January 2019
Venue: Khuma Stadium
Khuma Township
Stilfontein
Time: 07h00