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Kiran Chemjong

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Kiran Chemjong (born 20 March 1990)is a Nepali footballer who plays as a Goalkeeper for Minerva Punjab F.C. and Nepali National Football Team. After graduating from ANFA Academy Chemjong joined Machhindra Football Club where he spent a year. After showing impressive performance between the sticks for Red Lions, Mega Three Star Club offered him a job in 2065 B.S. He has won many tournaments with Mega Three Star Club including British Gurkha Cup and Aaha Gold Cup Football Tournament.

Club career

Born in Dhankuta, Chemjong graduated from the ANFA Academy and joined the Machhindra Football Club. After spending one year at the club Chemjong’s impressive performances earned him a move to the Three Star Club in 2007. He has won many tournaments with Three Star Club including the British Gurkha Cup and Aaha Gold Cup Football Tournament. After being the best goalkeeper of south Asia of the time, Kiran was offered by TC Sports Club in January 2017 for two season but he signed for a year only. He played his first game for TC Sports Club in February 2017 against the club of Bangladesh and he showed a very impressive performance, helping the club to win the match by 1-0 . In January 23 2018, he signed a deal with Hero I League club, Minerva Punjab F.C. for an undisclosed amount.

International career

He is currently considered as the First Choice goalkeeper in Nepal. He has a height advantage over more senior keepers like Bikash Malla and Ritesh Thapa. He has produced brilliant displays against oppositions bringing wide acclaims. Chemzong played debut match for Nepal in 2008 AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, although he broke his jaw in the match. He debuted at the home ground against Afghanistan.

In the 2012 Nehru Cup Chemjong won the man of the match award in Nepal’s game with India. His performance in the match earned praise from the Indian newspaper The Hindu and from the Maldives head coach István Urbányi.

Pic: Goalnepal.com

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