Football Makciks walk the talk

Former Lionesses reunite on the pitch weekly to share a fun game of walking football

Madam Maimun Wahab and her friends used to play in the national women's football team. Now in their 60s, they still get together once a week to play walking football, which is designed for older players.
Sexagenarians Maimun Wahab (in blue) and Merah Ahmad challenging for the ball during a walking football session at Evans Road last month. They are part of 4 Ever Young The Legends, a team comprising former national women's footballers who come togeth
Sexagenarians Maimun Wahab (in blue) and Merah Ahmad challenging for the ball during a walking football session at Evans Road last month. They are part of 4 Ever Young The Legends, a team comprising former national women's footballers who come together once a week to bond and play a sport they love.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

At an outdoor futsal court near the Botanic Gardens, a dozen older women whooped and laughed as they played a game of football, shouting often to one another: "Walk, walk, not run!"

Once a week, these former national women's footballers gather for a game of walking football with teammates they trained with decades ago.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 10, 2019, with the headline 'Football Makciks walk the talk'. Print Edition | Subscribe