17-year-old Hadiya Hakeem from mukkam Kerala had gone viral after her stint at school annual day . The video was shared by manjapadda fans club which is very famous in Kerala. Her effortless juggling and dribbling of the ball turned every head in the ground.
Wearing the school uniform of salwar-kameez and a hijab around her head, Hadiya kicks the ball high up and expertly stalls it as it lands smack on her back, all the while getting loud screams and shout-outs from her football crazy classmates.
After her video became a monster hit on social media, Hadiya has earned the respect of the football obsessed boys in her school. Several local football clubs too have now invited her to inaugurate their matches.
She also added that ““Kerala loves football. But if you look around here, there are only men playing the game. Local soccer clubs are all men’s clubs. In school, boys take over the field during physical education period, while the girls play badminton or sit idly waiting for the class bell to go off”.
The lack of opportunity for girls in Mukkam is the reason why she had given up playing the sport. And now she’s enthusiastically learning free style watching YouTube and Instagram videos.
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