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09/05/2018 10:41 SAST | Updated 09/05/2018 10:46 SAST

WATCH: Freestyle Footballer Khris Njokwana Breaks World Record

“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.”

Renowned freestyle footballer Khris Njokwana has set a new Guinness World Record for the highest altitude football dropped and controlled. This record was previously held by Everton's Theo Walcott.

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Last month, on his third attempt, a ball was dropped from a crane 37.4 metres from the ground, beating Walcott's 34 metres. The legendary star freestyle footballer managed to trap and control the ball within a maximum of 5 touches without it touching the ground.

"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.

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Former Everton and Bafana Bafana star Steven Pienaar was there to witness the spectacular moment.

"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" he said.