Sarah Essam, an 18-year-old soccer player, has become the first Egyptian woman to compete in England’s FA Women’s Premier League, a chapter of the governing body for the sport.
As Kingfut reports, Essam has signed with the Stoke City Ladies Football Club. She was previously a forward for Egypt’s women’s national team, and also played for Cairo-based Wadi Degla club. She has appeared in more than 20 international games.
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In order to score her new gig, Essam had to pass medical tests and three different trials.
“I put in great efforts and expressed enthusiasm about my goals,” she said, according to Step Feed. “I hope I succeed with Stoke.”