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Girl in headscarves wows with freestyle football skills

  • Published at 07:50 pm July 14th, 2018
Football freestyler Qhouirunnisa' Endang Wahyudi, juggles the ball at Kuala Lumpur, wearing a hijab | AFP

A Malaysian Muslim girl has stolen the spotlight with her astonishing football moves

Malaysia, a male dominant land, has experienced a young girl named Qhouirunnisa' Endang Wahyudi executing deft moves while wearing a headscarf. 

The 18-year-old young woman told AFP: “The headscarf is not an obstacle. It's normal. It's just how you handle it,” at a park in Klang, Kuala Lampur. 

In freestyle football, players usually use acrobatic moves with the ball, using all their body parts. The young girl was seen demonstrating deft moves, juggling the ball before balancing it on her soles and later on her forehead.

She continued: "Islam does not stop women from playing sports. Freestyle in Malaysia is mostly practised by men," but added that girls in the country were becoming more interested in it. 

The teenager started freestyle football in 2016, training and learning tricks by watching videos on YouTube. She trains four to five days a week; balancing, kicking and juggling the ball for up to three hours in every session. 

Qhouirunnisa' hopes to one day meet her idol, teenage French freestyle star Lisa Zimouche. Her freestyle tricks have a growing online audience. Her Instagram account has more than 72,000 followers.