EXTRA TIME: Watch SA freestyle footballer Chris Njokwana break Theo Walcott's Guinness World Record

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The South African engraved his name in the history books by setting a new Guinness World Record at the Johannesburg Stadium last weekend

South African freestyle footballer Chris Njokwana has broken the Guinness World Record for the highest altitude football dropped and controlled. 

Njokwana had to control the ball and make at least five touches before it could touch the ground, and the Cape Town-born ball juggler did more than that from a height of 37.4 metres. 

Subsequently, Njokwana surpassed a record which was previously held by former Arsenal midfielder Theo Walcott, who controlled a ball from a height of 34 metres. 

It took Njokwane three attempts to get the technique right and he claimed the accolade in style.  

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Meanwhile, former Bafana Bafana captain Steven Pienaar was full of praise for the prominent South African freestyle footballer.   

"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,” said Pienaar after witnessing Njokwana break Walcott's record.