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Female soccer coach helping Syrian men's team reach their goal

Reuters Damascus, Syria Jan 10, 2019, 04.50 PM (IST)

On the soccer pitch, Maha Jannoud barks out instructions to her Al-Muhafaza players just like any other coach, but with one difference: she is a woman in what has often been a man's world. Jannoud, who previously played for the Syrian national women's team, believes she is the first woman in the Middle East to coach a professional men's side. She is currently assistant coach at the Damascus club and has taken to the role with ease.