Belgian footballer and Former Manchester United player, Marouane Fellaini is among football stars affected by the China’s coronavirus outbreak. Following the outbreak of the infection that has infected over 9,000 people, China’s Super League has been postponed, as sporting bodies join efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus.
The dramatic step follows the postponement of the World Indoor athletics championships, which were due to be held in China in March.
According to reports, the China Football Association (CFA) said the move was taken to help with the prevention and control of the pneumonia epidemic of the new coronavirus infection, and to protect the health of the majority of fans, media, players, coaches, game officials, clubs and district staff.
The suspension of sporting events will also affect China’s national football competitions at all levels.
Aside Fellani who plays for Shandong Luneng Taishan, other former English Premier League stars affected include: such as Yaya Toure, Igalo and ex-Chelsea midfielder Oscar.