Egypt's first female footballer in the Premier League.
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100 Women: Egypt's first female footballer in the Premier League

"Yes, I'm a girl and I play football."

Sarah Essam is the first Egyptian woman to play in the Premier League, but her journey to achieving her dream was not always easy.

Her family were against her career in football and she now juggles playing for Stoke City with studying for her degree but she says it's all worth it.

Produced by Ahmed Maher and Alma Hassoun.

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  • 19 Jan 2018