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

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 03: Ben Motshwari of Orlando pirates battling for the ball with Ronald Pfumbidzai and Menzi Masuku of Celtics during the Absa Premiership match between Orlando Pirates and Bloemfontein Celtic at Orlando Stadium on August 03, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images)

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.


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.