Absa Premiership

Pirates urge fans 'not to panic' after first PSL coronavirus case

2020-05-08 11:28
Ben Motshwari
Ben Motshwari (Gallo Images)

Orlando Pirates administrative manager Floyd Mbele has urged supporters to remain calm but vigilant after Ben Motshwari tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday.

The 29-year-old became the first Premier Soccer League (PSL) player confirmed to have contracted the coronavirus and will now be quarantined at home for the next two weeks.

Speaking to the IOL website, Mbele said now was not the time to panic as the league gears up to make a return to action, under strict guidance and supervision.

"Let us not think too far. This is just one in 480 (PSL) players. This is not a time where we can start to panic," Mbele said.

"The messaging is consistent. This goes to show that this thing (the coronavirus) is there.

"We've been talking about it when it was not here. We must take all the protective measures, stay at home and practice social distancing."

Talks are ongoing as to when it may be possible to restart the 2019/20 PSL season, although no possible dates have been set.

In a message to all South Africans, Pirates urged citizens of Mzansi to continue practicing safe and healthy measures to contain and mitigate the spread of the infection.

"Always wash your hands, wear masks in public and always remember to practice physical distancing."

- TEAMtalk media

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Assuming the 2019/20 Absa Premiership season can't be concluded prior to the 31 July deadline decreed by FIFA, what would be the fairest way to settle matters - all bias aside?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.