Shyam Thapa has been tested positive for COVID-19, hospitalized

The former India striker and current All India Football Federation Technical Committee chairman Shyam Thapa has been tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.

Thapa who was the member of that Indian team who won bronze medal in the 1970 Asian Games added that he has been kept under observation but had no symptoms otherwise.

“I was feeling tasteless and there was a loss of appetite. My test report came positive and as a precautionary measure, I got myself admitted. Now, I’m feeling stable and much better,” Thapa, who helped India bag a bronze medal in the Merdeka Tournament and the Bangkok Asian Games in 1970, told PTI.

He was administered the first shot of COVID-19 vaccine jab on March 20th 2021 and the second shot was due for tomorrow but now it has been postponed.

Thapa during his playing days was famous for his bicycle kick and back volleys. He made his name for East Bengal during mid 60 and early 70s before joining Mohun Bagan who is touted as one of the most successful club in Indian football domestic circuit with the Kolkata based franchise he had an illustrious career.

Mohun Bagan paid him whopping amount of 50,000 INR back at those time based on his performance.  He was the highest paid player in India that year and helped Bagan win a historic treble – IFA Shield, Rovers Cup and Durand tournament