Sarah Essam Egyptian footballer
Egyptian footballer, Sarah Essam Source: Erem News

From Liverpool's Mohamed Salah to Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny, male Egyptian footballers have become forces to be reckoned with in the Premier League, the primary football competition in England.  

Now, Egypt will have a female representative in the English league. 

18-year-old Egyptian footballer Sarah Essam has officially joined English football club, Stoke City.

Essam has thus made history as the first female Egyptian to ever compete in the FA Women's Premier League, according to Kingfut.

Kingfut reports that the Egypt national team's forward player has signed with Stoke City Ladies and is currently waiting for her international clearance, which is expected to be completed within 10 days. 

Essam has passed the trials in Sunderland, Birmingham, and Derby, as well as the required medical tests.

She has already proven that she is a player to watch out for, having scored in a pre-season friendly game.

Speaking to British media, Essam said that making it to Stoke City did not come easy, adding, "I put in great efforts and expressed enthusiasm about my goals. I hope I succeed with Stoke."

Sarah Essam
Source: Erem News

Essam has played for Cairo-based Wadi Degla club, along with the Egyptian national team, taking part in several international matches and competitions. 

"Achieving a dream is never an easy road. You have to make effort, work hard, break the barriers and give all your love and heart out to the game," says Essam, according to Scoop Empire.