- Orlando Pirates star Ben Motshwari tested positive for the coronavirus
- The midfielder is now in quarantine for a period of 14 days
- PSL clubs and senior figures have shown their support for the 29-year-old
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On Thursday, Briefly.co.za reported that Orlando Pirates have confirmed that Ben Motshwari has the coronavirus.
The midfielder got tested after experiencing flu-like symptoms last week.
The club confirmed that Motshwari is asymptomatic, but that he will remain in quarantine for a period of 14 days.
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Briefly.co.za understands that authorities are conducting an investigation to identify who Motshwari came into contact with during the last two weeks.
However, the 29-year-old has been receiving incredible support from the football fraternity via social media.
Quite a few of the PSL clubs have thrown their weight behind the talented midfielder with encouraging messages.
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Motshwari's former club Bidvest Wits also took to Twitter to wish him a speedy recovery.
Although Mamelodi Sundowns have a strong rivalry with Pirates, the club and coach Pitso Mosimane put those sentiments aside.
The Downs mentor shared a classy message, calling on him to beat the virus and return to the field of play.
Mosimane was commended for his sporting tweet and the post attracted nearly 6 000 likes.
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