By Angu Lesley
Football Writer, kick442.com-Cameroon.
South African Premier Soccer League side Orlando Pirates have confirmed their 29-year-old midfielder has been tested positive for the CoronaVirus.
Local media reports say the midfielder has been in self isolation in the last two weeks but the club has now come clean on the player’s health bill through a statement issued this Thursday.
“Orlando Pirates Football Club can confirm that Ben Motshwari has tested positive for COVID-19,”the Bucs.
“Ben was presented with flu-like symptoms last week and after undergoing tests, his results have come back positive.
Considered one of the most frequent player when available for the team, his health situation could be a factor against resumption of football as it happens on the day the PSL board is expected to meet to discuss the future of the league.
“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 fact tbat the player is Asymptomatic gives an extra task to health officials who must trace those he had been in contact with in the period he contracted the virus but was uninformed about his status.
“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 release stated.
The Gauteng native becomes the first PSL player to be tested positive of the virus that has kiled 153 persons of 7808 positive cases while 3153 persons have effectively recovered.
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