Wed. Jan 20th, 2021

Motshwari receives well-wishes after testing positive for COVID-19

News of Ben Motshwari testing positive for COVID-19 broke on Thursday afternoon.

motshwari receives well wishes after testing positive for covid 19 - Motshwari receives well-wishes after testing positive for COVID-19

The South African soccer fraternity has relayed well-wishes to Orlando Pirates midfielder Ben Motshwari after the player tested positive for COVID-19.

The Buccaneers shared the news on Thursday afternoon, revealing that the 29-year-old had presented flu-like symptoms before being sent for tests.

SA soccer fraternity stunned by COVID-19 news

His results returned positive and he has undergone 14-day self-isolation.

“He will need to test negative before he is cleared,” Orlando Pirates said in a statement.

“In accordance with relevant protocols, NHI has been notified of the case by the Club.

“The health and wellbeing of our players, officials, and the wider community remains our highest priority in this difficult time.

“The Club has also advised that the player must notify the doctors of all the people that he has been in contact with to ensure that they also get tested.”

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Well-wishes pour in for Ben Motshwari 

Motshwari became the second confirmed South African soccer player to have tested positive for the coronavirus, the other being Portugal-based Sphephelo Sithole, who plies his trade for top-flight outfit Belenenses.

The Buccaneers star received overwhelming support following the announcement, including messages from his former club Bidvest Wits, as well as reigning SA league champions Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Pitso Mosimane.

Other clubs to send through well-wishes to the player include Chippa United and Golden Arrows, while former teammate Brilliant Khuzwayo – who arrived at Orlando Pirates at the same time as Motshwari – also sent his message of support.

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