Thursday, May 23

Kiran Chemjong off to Maldives

By a Staff Reporter

Kathmandu – Nepal’s national football team’s captain Kiran Chemjong has moved back to the Maldives to fulfill his club duties. He left for the Maldives on Thursday.

Chemjong had returned to Nepal on January 24 to attend Nepal’s friendly matches against Mauritius. Under his captaincy, Nepal defeated the African nation 1-0 in both the matches held at home ground recently on January 29 and February 1. Both the matches were held at the Dasharath Stadium in Tripureshwar.

Chemjong was adjudged the man-of-the-match during Nepal’s second friendly match against Mauritius. He had saved a penalty from Mauritius to protect Nepal’s 1-0 lead, which eventually became the final score during the match.

He is the Nepali footballer with the most matches for the national team. He has won 82 caps for the national team.

Chemjong joined the Maldives-based Maziya Sports and Recreation Centre just two months ago.

He posted on Facebook that he has completed his duty for the  national team and is now heading towards his club and thanked everyone for the support.

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