Orlando Pirates have confirmed that midfielder Ben Motshwari has tested positive for coronavirus, becoming the first PSL player infected.
The news broke on the day which the league was set to meet to discuss a possible way to complete the remainder of the season.
Pirates confirmed it in a statement, adding that the player is isolating at home for the next two weeks.
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‘Orlando Pirates Football Club can confirm that Ben Motshwari has tested positive for COVID-19,’ read the statement.
‘Ben was presented with flu-like symptoms last week and after undergoing tests, his results have come back positive.
‘The player is asymptomatic and is currently in home isolation for the next 14 days. He will need to test negative before he is cleared.
‘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,’ the statement concluded.
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