Sarah Essam – English Premier League’s First Ever Female Egyptian Footballer

Egyptian soccer players have long been part of premier league soccer. They have become forces to be reckoned with. Egypt can now finally add a female soccer player to their impressive list. Sarah Essam is becoming the newest household name in Egypt and primier league soccer.

The eighteen-year-old Cairo native Sarah Essam has officially signed to Stoke City Ladies Club as a forward. Essam will make history as the first female Egyptian to ever compete in a FA women’s premier league. Essam’s hope is that her hard work will help her achieve her athletic goals: “I put in great efforts and expressed enthusiasm about my goals. I hope I succeed with Stoke.”

Though this is not her first time on a professional team, Essam has played for a Cairo based club Wadi Degla and for Egypt’s national team at the age of sixteen. She comes with experience, as she has made appearances in more than twenty international matches and competitions, having played at the U17’s World Cup qualification.

Her international clearance is expected to arrive in ten days or less, which will make her the second Egyptian player in the club after Ramadan Sobhi who has just recently renewed his contract with the club. Before joining Stoke City, Essam also went on trials in Sunderland, Birmingham, and Derby. Essam will quickly become an inspiration to many people, especially young girls who aspire to be athletes and follow their dreams.

We wish Sarah the best of luck!

Written by Rimsha Sayyed

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Rimsha Sayyed is a 19 year old student in journalism from Toronto, she is currently looking to expand her blog platform and aspire to use media and writing as a platform for herideas and opinions.