Fellaini became the first player to be infected with the Coronavirus in the Chinese Super League

The Belgian Marouane Fellaini, 32, of the Chinese team, Shandong Luneng, was infected with the new Coruna virus.

The former Manchester United and Everton player underwent testing for the Coronavirus in Jinan, China, two days ago, to confirm that he had contracted the virus.

Fellaini became the first Chinese Super League player to be confirmed with the virus.

The Belgian player moved to Shandong last year from Manchester United, who had joined him in 2014 from Everton for about thirty million euros.

Fellaini participated in 141 games with Manchester United in the Premier League, scored 25 goals, and made 14 assists.

And before it, it was announced last Wednesday that an unnamed member of “Meizhou Hakka” club – one of the second-division teams in the Chinese league – became the first soccer player in the country to be infected with the virus.

While speculation has sparked that Chinese football may be ready to return after being stopped by the Coronavirus, these two injuries may prompt Chinese football officials to think twice before deciding to revive the game in the country.

 

Source: Agencies
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