Massive boost as Ben Motshwari announces recovery from COVID-19 infection


Orlando Pirates midfielder Ben Motshwari has come out tops in his battle with COVID-19 and announced his recovery and return to society.

Motshwari became the first and only known PSL player thus far to have contracted the coronavirus, after his club announced the news a month ago.

The 29-year-old is now listed amongst the thousands of recoveries recorded in the country after announcing the news through a video shared on Pirates' social media on Monday.

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"I just want to thank each and everyone of you guys who has been texting and calling me, and wishing me wll during this difficult time that I was facing," said the midfield workhorse.

"To my medical team, the staff at Orlando Pirates, I just want to thank you.

"Guys, let's keep on santizing; let's keep on practicing social distancing; let's wear our masks in public places, so that we can curb the spread of this coronavirus."

His recovery comes as good news after it earlier sparked fear amongst other footballers across the country amid talks of their potential return.

It remains to be seen when PSL football will resume with no update from the League or SAFA on the way forward for the remainder of the 2019/20 season.

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