Pirates suspend midfielder Motshwari

Orlando Pirates Football Club has suspended midfielder Ben Motshwari after he was charged by the police on Monday morning, the club has confirmed.

Pirates, however, didn’t reveal the charges that were levelled against the 30-year-old defensive midfielder on their official statement. Instead, they also confirmed that the Bafana Bafana international “will remain suspended, pending an investigation”.

“Orlando Pirates Football Club can confirm that it has suspended midfielder Ben Mothswari after being charged by police this morning. Mr Motshwari will remain suspended, pending an investigation,” read the statement on the club’s social media platforms.

“The matter is subject to a legal process and the club is therefore unable to make further comments until that process is complete.”

Motshwari’s charges and resultant suspension come two days after he made a late cameo during the Buccaneers’ 3-1 victory over Chippa United in a league clash at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Gqeberha on Saturday afternoon. ©iol.co.za/

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