President Obama displays football skills in New York

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Footage has emerged of US President Barack Obama attempting to show off his football - or should I say soccer - skills at a high school in New York.

President Obama only managed to do two kick ups - maybe two and a half at a push - before greeting several high school students and the team's head coach.

He then jokingly tells the boys that the girls who he had just met had said they could beat their male counterparts.

However it seems like President Obama should work on his own skills before worrying about how other people perform on the football pitch.

Watch Obama's attempts at showcasing his skills above - with thanks to our friends at 

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