Ben describes his coronavirus experience

Premiership

Orlando Pirates midfielder Ben Motshwari has shared more details about the experience he went through after contracting COVID-19 last month.

Pirates earlier today confirmed that Motshwari has fully recovered from his coronavirus infection after "two separate tests which have both come back negative".

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The 29-year-old made headlines after becoming the first PSL footballer to have contracted the virus, which currently still has the entire country enduring lockdown restrictions.

Having since won his tussle with the deadly disease, he has now opened up on the experience while also stressing the importance of taking all the necessary precaution.

“My initial response to the news that I had contracted coronavirus was a complete shock,” Motshwari told the club's website.

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“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.

"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

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

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