Soccer from Cairo to Canada

October 25th, 2015

Breakaway: Soccer from Cairo to Canada

October 22, 2015 
Navigator newspaper
By contributor Farida El Sheshingy.

Last year, I turned 21 and it was a huge deal for me. Where I come from it meant that I had become a fully-grown adult, with major roles and responsibilities in the eyes of society. It meant I could make my own decisions and take the path I thought suited me best, regardless of what others thought. It also meant that I’d be a fresh college graduate, but I had other plans; I’m not just a student, I am also a soccer player. When my teachers in high school asked, “What do you want to do when you graduate?” I would answer, “I want to be a soccer player.” I have always dreamed of becoming a professional soccer player, and I still do.

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