Football: First female coach for Geylang International's youth team hopes to lead by example

Sabrina Mathe will support the top-flight team largely in the area of sports science, mainly for warm-ups or activation, recovery and nutrition. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR
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SINGAPORE - Standing at 1.63m, Sabrina Mathe looks almost out of place around lanky, male footballers. That is until you see her belt out instructions to those in Geylang International's senior team, where she is part of the first-team coaching staff.

The 24-year-old was appointed head coach of Geylang's Under-15 side last month. But she impressed Geylang head coach Noor Ali so much with her knowledge of sports science that he was compelled to bring her into the first-team set-up.

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