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One Leg At A Time

The loss of his limb has not stopped passionate sportsman Muhamad Haqimie Hasim from pursuing his dream of playing football.

11 Dec 2019 / 19:02 H.

After losing a leg eight years ago, Muhamad Haqimie Hasim thought he lost his ability to play his favourite sport.

Tears flowed in his eyes when he dreamt he had both of his legs and could play football again.

But, on a fateful day, thanks to a caring friend, he found that there is still hope for him on the field.

Now at 28, this once shy student is a successful freelance real estate consultant, a national amputee football player, a husband, and a father. These are feats he might not have achieved if it were not for his loss.

He uses his confidence and conviction to motivate other amputees, to not give up on their dreams, and that let them know they are not alone in this world.

Through pictures, Sunpixman Asyraf Rasid tells the story of how Haqimie, as a part of the national amputee football team, went face to face with an able-bodied football team in a friendly match.

The match was against The Ohana FC, a local football club team that is active in the Klang Valley social circuit and winner of the Community Award at this year’s National Football Awards.

2. Haqimie (left) during a friendly match with the Melaka Amputee Football Team in Kelebang, Melaka.
2. Haqimie (left) during a friendly match with the Melaka Amputee Football Team in Kelebang, Melaka.
3. Haqimie (left) practicing his football skills with the Kuala Lumpur Amputee Football team.
3. Haqimie (left) practicing his football skills with the Kuala Lumpur Amputee Football team.
4. Amputee football is played with crutches instead of prosthetics.
4. Amputee football is played with crutches instead of prosthetics.
5. The Kuala Lumpur amputee football team trains every Saturday.
5. The Kuala Lumpur amputee football team trains every Saturday.
6. Haqimie hanging out with a friend at a coffee shop.
6. Haqimie hanging out with a friend at a coffee shop.
7. By day Haqimie (right) is a real estate agent, meeting clients and advising them on buying and selling houses.
7. By day Haqimie (right) is a real estate agent, meeting clients and advising them on buying and selling houses.
8. Haqimie and his wife enjoying the farmer's market in Shah Alam with their baby.
8. Haqimie and his wife enjoying the farmer's market in Shah Alam with their baby.
9. Assistant coach Edwin Roch (center) briefs the Malaysia amputee football team before their friendly match with The Ohana FC at Shah Alam.
9. Assistant coach Edwin Roch (center) briefs the Malaysia amputee football team before their friendly match with The Ohana FC at Shah Alam.
10. Haqimie watches intently as the Malaysia amputee football team plays a friendly match with The Ohana FC.
10. Haqimie watches intently as the Malaysia amputee football team plays a friendly match with The Ohana FC.
11. Wearing the number 5 Haqimie awaits his turn on the field during a friendly match between the Malaysia amputee football team and The Ohana FC.
11. Wearing the number 5 Haqimie awaits his turn on the field during a friendly match between the Malaysia amputee football team and The Ohana FC.
12. Despite being an amputee football player, Haqimie can stand toe to toe with normal football players during a friendly match with The Ohana FC at Rhino KV Arena Shah Alam.
12. Despite being an amputee football player, Haqimie can stand toe to toe with normal football players during a friendly match with The Ohana FC at Rhino KV Arena Shah Alam.
13. A group photo of the Kuala Lumpur and Melaka amputee football teams after a friendly match.
13. A group photo of the Kuala Lumpur and Melaka amputee football teams after a friendly match.

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