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Friday, 13 July 2018 | MYT 1:07 PM

Syed Saddiq bowled over by Qhouirunnisa's football skills

PETALING JAYA: Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman is full of praise for the slick freestyle football moves exhibited by a Malaysian girl.

"Wow! She's amazing!" tweeted Syed Saddiq in response to a report in The Star Online which featured a video of Qhouirunnisa' Endang Wahyudi performing several acrobatic tricks with the football.

"Hopefully she will be able to inspire more women to join & prove to the skeptics, that the hijab is not a barrier in sports. #WomenPower" he added on Friday (July 13).

Sporting a headscarf, Qhouirunnisa' executed deft moves, juggling the ball before balancing it on her soles and later on her forehead.

The headscarf is not an obstacle," the 18-year-old student told AFP at a park in Klang, a city about 40 kilometres (25 miles) southwest of the capital Kuala Lumpur.

"It's normal. It's just how you handle it."