An 18-year-old Muslim student from Malaysia, is impressing fans with her freestyle football skills.
Juggling the ball before balancing it on her soles and later on her forehead, Qhouirunnisa’ Endang Wahyudi, is stealing spotlight.
Islam does not stop women from playing sports, Qhouirunnisa’ said. The teenager started freestyle football in 2016, training and learning tricks by watching videos on YouTube.
Sporting a headscarf
“The headscarf is not an obstacle,” she added. “It’s normal. It’s just how you handle it.”
“Freestyle in Malaysia is mostly (practised by) men,” Qhouirunnisa’ said, but added that girls in the country were becoming more interested in it.
The hijabi teenager trains four to five days a week, balancing, kicking and juggling the ball for up to three hours in every session.