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Derby student's 'keepy-uppy' record bid

A Malaysian student at the University of Derby is hoping to juggle a football on his head for up to 28 hours.

Yee Ming Low thinks he can balance a ball on his head longer than Dan Magness, a football freestyler from Guildford, Surrey, who has done it for 26 hours.

He estimates it will take more than 240,000 touches to manage it.

The 19-year-old is studying business and management and his feats have been featured on YouTube.

Man United fan

He said he has set three records after running a mile in eight minutes, sprinting 100 metres in 23 seconds and jogging nearly seven miles - all with a football balanced on his head.

Mr Low, a Manchester United fan who has trained with Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville, said: "If you want something, you have to work hard for it.

"I enjoy football training, it's a passion."

He added: "I only took up football at the age of 11. I just love a challenge and whenever I practise I just try to keep a clear head and concentrate.

"After 30 minutes or so, the head and neck can go numb so I have to concentrate very hard."

Mr Low is currently supporting the university's Team Derby brand, which aims to promote sporting excellence among staff and students.

Its sports development manager Ollie Shearer said: "It's great to find such sporting talent at the institution.

"Team Derby is all about supporting our students to play, compete and excel at sport.

"Yee is a fantastic talent and exciting to watch and we hope to encourage more students to share their skills and become a part of Team Derby."

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