Legendary Indian striker and chairman of the technical committee of the Olympic Football Federation Sham Tapa has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been hospitalized.
The 73-year-old man was admitted to a private hospital here on Tuesday night after his test report was positive on Monday.
“I felt tasteless and had a loss of appetite. My test protocol was positive and I admitted as a precaution. Now I feel stable and much better,” said Tapa, who helped India carry a bronze medal in the Merdeka tournament and the Asian Games. in Bangkok in 1970, PTI said.
Thapa received the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 20.
“The second shot was supposed to appear yesterday, but is now postponed,” he added.
Known for his kick kicks and back-shots, Tapa made his name for East Bengal in the mid-60s and early 70s before joining Mohun Bagan in 1977 during his famous career.