Ben Motshwari's latest situation at Orlando Pirates

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Motshwari had a difficult campaign last season which disturbed his progress following events that happened off the field and dragged the club’s name through the mud.

In September last year, he was suspended by the club after being charged by the police after his girlfriend laid charges of assault against him, but the common assault charge was then struck off the court roll pending investigations.

At the time Motshwari had played twice from the bench totalling and then went on to miss nine games before returning towards the end of the year.

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Faced with wiping off the bad boy tag and proving his worth at the club he went on to gather 18 appearances with a dozen of them played from start to finish totalling 20 appearances for the season.

However, the cloud of uncertainty continued hanging over his head with the club signed Miguel Timm from Marumo Gallants.

Timm also operates in central midfield like Motshwari.

With Motshwari’s situation pending PSL new boys, Richards Bay then raised a hand of interest with the hope of landing him on loan but didn’t succeed though they snapped Abel Mabaso and Nkanyiso Zungu from The Bucs.

The 31-year-old is said to be keen to stay on and fight for his place and would alternatively want to play for another club in Gauteng. 

Sekhukhune United have been mentioned in discussions along with another financially strained club based in the province.

Pirates have Goodman Mosele, Siphesihle Ndlovu, Fortune Makaringe, Ntsako Neverdie Makhubela and Timm as the other central midfield options. 

Motshwari has been with Pirates for the past four years after signing from Bidvest Wits.