Meet Saju — the armless Indian footballer overcoming defenders and adversity

15 марта 2020 г. 12:45

E Blessing Saju is a 19-year-old man who was born with a rare medical condition leaving him with no arms, but that hasn't stopped him from playing his favourite sport, football. Footage from Friday shows Saju playing football with his feet among his friends in his home town of Thuckalay, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, where is he is currently in his third year of college. From a young age Saju learnt to use his feet for everything, including playing football, volleyball, cricket and even using his phone. Saju's passion for the beautiful game has garnered him a following on social media, where he receives a lot of positive feedback on his skills. He has around 1,000 followers on Tik Tok and more than 2,000 on Instagram, who get to watch his balancing skills. Even though there are no proper football grounds in his village, he plays with his friends at the plantation fields and in the open ground near his house, with the goal of some day playing for India's para amputee team.

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