Pirates Midfielder Motshwari Faces Charges

Orlando Pirates Football Club on Monday suspended midfielder Ben Motshwari after he was charged by police.

“The matter is subject to a legal process, and the club is, therefore, unable to make further comment until that process is complete,” said Orlando Pirates in a statement.

“Orlando Pirates Football Club can confirm that it has suspended midfielder Ben Mothswari after being charged by police this morning,” said the statement.

“Mr Motshwari will remain suspended, pending an investigation.”

Although there were no details of the charges or what they relate to, Mothswari’s predicament put a damper on his team’s weekend victory.

Pirates beat Chippa 3-1 on Saturday.