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Phakaaathi Reporter
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9 May 2018
3:32 pm

SA freestyle footballer breaks Walcott’s record

Phakaaathi Reporter

Khris Njokwana has registered his name in the Guinness World Record books by breaking Everton forward Theo Walcott’s world record.

A ball was dropped from a height of 37.4 metres and Njokwana managed to control it and made five touches.

“I have dreamt about a moment like this since I started playing football as a youngster, I can’t believe it. I am now a world record holder”, said Njokwana.

Njokwana was supported by former Bafana Bafana captain Steven Pienaar.

“A soccer ball is hard enough to control when dropped from 2 or 3 metres high, but 37.4 metres is a whole new level,” said Pienaar.