Half-Fijian player Adrian Mariappa tests positive for COVID-19

The English Premier League received some bad news this week as six people related to the main football league in Englnd tested positive for COVID-19. The name of all these six people were not announced yet, but the first player who tested positive is already known: Adrian Mariappa.

Mariappa is a 33-year-old central back that plays for Watford. There are two other players from Watford with Coronavirus. The half-Fijian footballer talked to Telegraph Sport about the diagnosis – “Ever since I got my positive result back on Tuesday I have been scratching my head trying to work out how I might have got coronavirus […] My lifestyle is very quiet, certainly no parties or going out or anything, so I really do not know how I got it,” he revealed.

Adrian Mariappa: Fijian blood in the Premier League

Mariappa plays for Watford

Mariappa was born in England but his father is from Fiji. However he decided to represent Jamaica internationally as his mother was born there. He played his whole career in England and he has represented Watford in 334 official matches so far.


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