Today, August 16, marks the 15th anniversary of the day Bafana Bafana first qualified for the World Cup, five years after the nation was readmitted to international football.
Masinga says the day – 16 August 1997 – should serve as a reminder that there is strength in unity, especially on the football front.
"We had 90 000 fans at FNB Stadium when we played Congo Brazzaville that day … I remember that day very well," Masinga recalls. "I scored the winning goal, but the most exciting thing for me was seeing South Africans united.
"We had the whole nation behind us; the political heads were there, the media supported us and we had no-one against us. It was very exciting to see the nation holding hands singing in one voice.
"I drove straight home in Klerksdorp after the match to celebrate with my friends because some of them couldn't make it to the stadium," he reminisces. "We all wish we could have the same spirit these days in support our national teams."
Masinga firmly believes Bafana can bring back the glory days, pointing out that the League is better now in comparison to 15 years ago. "I think now our League is one of the best in the continent and in the top 10 or 12 in the world, so there is potential.
"But we need all South Africans to hold hands together with a common goal; anything is possible when people are united," Masinga concludes.