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Sunday, 10 July 2016

Female dentist-turned-football commentator gets boatload of global ink

A female dentist who has worked her way from Fil Goal to Al Masry Al Youm and now CBC as a football commentator is the dominant story on Egypt this morning thanks to a widely picked-up Agence France Presse story. Manar Sarhan (Twitter, Instagram) has reportedly won the support of her colleagues and has taught herself Spanish — and plans to pick up Italian and Portuguese — to advance her new professional career while she continues to drill teeth during the day. The story has been picked up everywhere from the U.K.’s Daily Mail to Ecuador, and AFP has a nice video report on Dr. Manal (run time: 1:48) to accompany the print report and Getty Images photography.

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