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> This Syrian soccer player may have evened the playing field for middle-eastern women. She believes she is the first female coach of of men's professional soccer team in the middle east. Former national player
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soccer before her career was cut short due to injury.
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Now, she's training the men's side.>> Coaching is a science. Regardless of whether those practicing this science are males or females, it is science. When the person carrying this message of coaching is confident of their information, and has special charisma and leadership on the pitch, it makes no difference between a man and a woman.
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>> And although her new team were initially hesitant, she has won them over with her years of experience and impressive results. The team have won eight out of ten league matches this season and drawn the other two.>> At first it was a little bit hard. But then we got used to it.
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She's become like a sister or a friend. It's normal.>> Syria is still in the throes of civil war. A conflict that stopped the Syrian women's team playing for several years in the last decade. The club hopes Maha's appointment represents progress for soccer and for women in the war torn country.