Thursday, 07 May 2020 12:46

 

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Orlando Pirates have confirmed that Ben Motshwari has tested positive for coronavirus.

He becomes the first local footballer to test positive for the virus. The 29-year-old will now be in isolation for the next two weeks.

"Ben was presented with flu-like symptoms last week and after undergoing tests, his results have come back positive," the club said on its website.

"The player is asymptomatic and is currently in isolation for the next 14 days. He will need to test negative before he is cleared. In accordance with relevant protocols, NHI has been notified of the case by the club."

The health and well-being 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.