'I can run freely': Malaysian blind footballers on how sport has liberated them


Two members of the Malaysian blind football team talk about how playing the sport has given them a new lease of life, and also about the upcoming documentary feature film, 'Eye On The Ball'.

From afar, Rollen Marakim and Asri Arshad look like two ordinary footballers having a kickabout on the field. Get closer, however, and you’ll find out that they are hardly ordinary, but rather, quite extraordinary.

The first thing you notice is the rattling sound coming from the soccer balls they passed it back and forth. The blindfolds they wear over their eyes is another indication that these are not normal footballers.

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