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Former Cameroon international Benjamin Massing has reportedly passed away in Edea, Cameroon.

Details of 55-year-old’s passing on Saturday are sketchy at this stage.

“Massing passed away on Saturday night. The family is shattered and it’s very difficult for them at this stage,” says a close source.

Massing retired from football after successful spells with France’s US Créteil-Lusitanos (1987–91).

His greatest moment was in 1990 when he got a call up to Cameroon’s squad for the 1990 FIFA World Cup, where he was famously sent off in the opening game for a spectacular foul on Argentina’s Claudio Caniggia (in a 1–0 shock win).

Massing also appeared in the quarterfinal loss against England (2–3) where he was booked, conceding a penalty for committing a foul on Gary Lineker.

Previously, in the match against Argentina, he received another caution, after bringing down Diego Maradona.

Internationally Massing, who gained 21 international caps in four and a half years, also took part in three Africa Cup of Nations, namely the 1992 edition while playing for Olympic Mvolyé.

Soka25east would like to offer its condolences to the friends and family of Benjamin Massing.

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