This video of an African woman juggling football in skirt and flipflops wows Trump

Ismail Akwei Feb 19, 2019 at 08:00am

February 19, 2019 at 08:00 am | Entertainment

Ismail Akwei

Ismail Akwei | Contributor

February 19, 2019 at 08:00 am | Entertainment

Donald Trump/ Inset: Tanzanian Football Juggler

An unknown African woman believed to be in the southeastern African country of Malawi has broken the internet with her football juggling skills which she exhibits wearing an African wrap skirt and flipflops.

The viral video shared by Twitter user Akin Sawyerr on Saturday with the caption, “Talent is evenly distributed, opportunity isn’t”, shows an African  woman juggling the football with her legs, head, shoulders, knees, hands and neck, as many people cheered.

Garnering millions of views and thousands of Likes and Retweets, the woman’s talent received a big praise from the United States President Donald Trump who shared the video on Tuesday with the comment: “Amazing!”.

The identity and exact location of the viral woman are not known, but the only information available was that she spoke Swahili as heard in the video and she was in Malawi – as noted by other videos shared from the country.

The African woman is heard accepting a challenge from the audience to bounce 100 juggles. After the close to two-minute execution of their request, the woman said, “Pesa yenu ndogo” in Swahili which means, “Your money is not enough”, in reference to a possible bet.

While many Africans were tweeting about finding the woman after gaining the attention of the U.S. president, Americans criticised Trump for sharing the video which they described as “bizarre” and a “waste of time”.

These are the reactions of African Twitter uses to the video and Trump’s reaction.

And here are reactions of Americans to Donald Trump’s interest in the woman’s talent.

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