Kulsum Shaikh trains young girls how to play football in Mumbra, India. Photo: Kunal Purohit
Kulsum Shaikh trains young girls how to play football in Mumbra, India. Photo: Kunal Purohit
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For the love of the game: Indian women defy sexism, abuse to chase football dream

  • Three young women from a Muslim community outside Mumbai have had to dribble past societal barriers to earn their football coaching credentials
  • The trio sneaked out of their homes and faced numerous physical beatings as they tried to earn a place in the male-dominated world of football

Kulsum Shaikh trains young girls how to play football in Mumbra, India. Photo: Kunal Purohit
Kulsum Shaikh trains young girls how to play football in Mumbra, India. Photo: Kunal Purohit
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