Early Life of Kiran Chemjong
Born in Dhankuta, Chemjong graduated from the ANFA Academy and joined the Football Club of Machhindra. After spending a year at the impressive performances of the Chemjong club, he earned him a move to the Three Star Club in 2007. He has won many tournaments with the Three Star Club, including the British Gurkha Cup and the Football Tournament of the Aaha Gold Cup. After being South Asia’s best goalkeeper of the time, TC Sports Club offered Kiran for two seasons in January 2017 but only signed for one year. He played his first game against the Bangladesh club for TC Sports Club in February 2017 and showed a very impressive performance, helping the club win the match by 1-0.
He signed an agreement with Hero I League club Minerva Punjab F.C. on January 23, 2018. For an unrevealed amount. He made his club debut in an away fixture against NEROCA. He saved a penalty in the 50th minute against Eastbengal taken by Katsumi Yusa. He was adjudicated as the hero-of – the-match for that fine save. Kiran made a total of eight appearances for the club. He eventually won the I-League with Minerva in 2017-18.
He is currently considered Nepal’s First Choice goalkeeper. He has a height advantage over more senior keepers such as BikashMalla and RiteshThapa. He has produced brilliant displays against opposition with wide acclaim. Chemzong played Nepal’s debut match in 2008 with the AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, although he broke his jaw in the match. He made his home ground debut against Afghanistan.
Nehru Cup Chemjong won the man of the match award in Nepal’s game with India in 2012. His match performance received praise from the Indian newspaper The Hindu and IstvánUrbányi, head coach of the Maldives.
Style of play
He’s calm with the ball and he’s got pretty good reflexes and good in the air. However, he has a weakness in judging high balls. Chemjong also has a height advantage of 6 ft 1 inch compared to the average of all Nepali National Football Team players 5 ft 10 inches.
KiranChemjong Nepali players usually earn 50,000 rupees while playing for their clubs on international duty and a 10,000 monthly rupee salary (both paid by the ANFA).