Pirates star tests positive for COVID-19

File: Orlando Pirates had massive crowd support as they packed out the stadium during the Absa Premiership 2019/20 football match between Golden Arrows and Orlando Pirates at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium.

File: Orlando Pirates had massive crowd support as they packed out the stadium during the Absa Premiership 2019/20 football match between Golden Arrows and Orlando Pirates at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium.

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JOHANNESBURG - Orlando Pirates has announced that player Ben Motshwari has tested positive for COVID-19.

The club said Motshwari presented flu-like symptoms last week and after undergoing tests, his results have come back positive.

Pirates says the midfielder is asymptomatic and is currently in-home isolation for the next 14 days and will need to test negative before he is cleared.

“In accordance with relevant protocols, NHI has been notified of the case by the club,” Pirates said in a statement.

“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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