Marcel Hnepeune Obituary, New Caledonian Player Has Died
- john Gibson
Marcel Hnepeune Obituary, Death – On Saturday during a futsal play against FC Ferrand, the captain of the local ASPTT club passed out and could not be recovered after what was thought to be a heart arrest. The New Caledonian football community was astonished by the unanticipated event. Only one week prior, Hnepeune participated in the Melanesian Cup futsal competition and won player of the match.
The Fédération Calédonienne de Football (FCF) issued the following statement: “The untimely death of Marcel Hnepeune, this Saturday, April 22, during the match that the international A futsal was playing with his ASPTT squad, in the Super League futsal, has shocked Caledonian Football and Cagou Football. Futsal in New Caledonia mourns the loss of a player who was among its greatest and, more importantly, a ‘big brother’ who was revered by all.
FCF, its President Gilles Tavergeux, its Federal Council and its elected Members, as well as its employees, send their deepest condolences to the deceased’s family, friends, clans, and tribes, as well as to the ASPTT club and the Caledonian Futsal family. Marcel’s significance to the ASPTT team cannot be emphasized, according to Oceania Football Center.
He achieved a double by guiding his squad to victories in the Caledonian Cup and Super League championship last season. He was also an important member of the Caledonian team that competed at the Oceania Nations Cup in Pata in October 2019, which served as a World Cup qualifying event. The OFC would like to express its deepest sympathies to Marcel Hnepeune’s loved ones, friends, teammates, club, and all those he motivated via his football prowess.