Absa Premiership

Pirates midfielder Motshwari may have contracted Covid-19 while shopping

2020-05-08 13:30
Ben Motshwari (PA)
Ben Motshwari (PA)

The agent of Orlando Pirates midfielder Ben Motshwari says his client is feeling strong as he continues to self-isolate at home after testing positive for Covid-19.

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The 29-year-old became the first Premier Soccer League (PSL) player to contract the coronavirus, having reportedly been infected while shopping last week.

He has not been in contact with any of his team-mates and will spend the next two weeks in isolation.

Speaking to the Sowetan, Palesa Mkhize said: "Ben went to do some grocery shopping at the mall last week and that's where we suspect he got it from.

"He is alright and is doing well so there's no need for panic. He took the necessary safety measures like wearing a mask and always kept a sanitiser with him."

Mkhize added: "He hasn't come in contact with any of his team-mates. He has a place where he stays alone and has been staying there since the lockdown.

"He is currently self-isolating where he stays. He has been given guidelines about what to do during his quarantine such as drinking lots of water.

"Ben is very strong and has a good character and I am very confident he will recover from this. The only thing that is bothering him at the moment is a blocked nose but other than that he doesn't have many symptoms."

- TEAMtalk media


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