Orlando Pirates have confirmed that midfielder Ben Motshwari has recovered from Covid-19 ad is ready to resume light training.

Motshwari tested positive last month, the only Premier Soccer League player known to have contracted the virus, but has now had two separate negative tests, showing his recovery.

“I would like to thank everybody for the words of support during my time off. It wasn’t easy but the words of encouragement that I received is what kept me going. So, thank you all, I really appreciate it,” Motshwari told his club’s website.

“My initial response to the news that I had contracted coronavirus, was complete shock.

“It’s not something you expect especially being a young and healthy athlete. We tend to think these things happen to other people other than ourselves, but I learned very quickly that this isn’t necessarily the case.

“The coronavirus does not discriminate, it doesn’t care who you are.”

Motshwari says that fans must take responsibility for making sure they follow safety guidelines.

“This is a reality that we all must come to terms with. Having experienced what I have gone through this past month, I would like to encourage people to take heed of the messages of social distancing; the washing of hands and also those wearing a mask when in public.

“The only way we can beat this thing is to adhere to these safety measures and not underestimate this pandemic.”

Sourced from the PSL website.

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