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Nagaland footballer Medose Kiewhuo dies at 44

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By Menuse-O Max Khieya Updated: May 01, 2024 10:25 pm
Medose Kiewhuo
Medose Kiewhuo.

KOHIMA — Medose Kiewhuo, a prominent figure in Nagaland’s football community, tragically passed away in Kohima on April 29. He was 44.

As a former state player and accomplished striker, Medose’s prowess on the field garnered admiration and respect while he served as a cornerstone of the New Market XI.

Medose was laid to rest in Chiephobozou Town, Kohima, on April 30 with his teammates gathered to reminisce about their shared experiences.

Speaking to Eastern Mirror, former midfielder Diethozolie Peseyie shared memories of his sporting bond with Medose, recalling their journey, which commenced in 1994.

Together, they were members of the New Market XI, which secured championship titles in the Classic Cup in 1995 and 1998, as well as the Peace Soccer Cup in 1997.

Peseyie mentioned Medose’s remarkable scoring ability, noting his talent for finding the net from any angle. He spoke about their participation, representing Nagaland, in events such as the 22nd Sub-Junior National Football Championship, the Mir Iqbal Husain Trophy, and the Royal Gold Cup in Nagaland for Puliebadze Club.

Former state goalkeepers Ruopfü Meyase and Kevilebei Zashumo, along with defender P George Vizo, reminisced about their participation in the 60th inter-state national football competition for the Santosh Trophy alongside Medose in Kerala in 2005.

Reflecting on their time together, the teammates described Medose as a diligent striker who was devoted to his craft. He was renowned for his punctuality during practice sessions and for his enjoyment of sharing jokes with his fellow teammates, they shared.

The President of the Nagaland Football Coaches Association, Roko Angami, described Medose as both a talented player and jovial individual.

The New Market Youth Organisation (NMYO) extended its heartfelt condolences to the grieving family members and offered prayers for the eternal peace of the departed soul. Condolences also poured in from the Kohima District Football Referees Association as well as from youth organisations from Jail Colony, New Market, and Nerhema, among others.

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By Menuse-O Max Khieya Updated: May 01, 2024 10:25:06 pm
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