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Andiswa Jogadór Fitun ida Andiswa Soccer Star

Written by Eden Daniels

Illustrated by Eden Daniels

Translated by Aurelio da Costa

Read by Aurelio da Costa, Vitalina dos Santos, Criscencia R. Da Costa Viana

Language Tetum

Level Level 2

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Andiswa haree labarik mane sira halimar tebe-bola. Nia espera katak nia bele joga hamutuk mós ho sira. Nia husu ba treinadór karik nia bele treinu ho sira.

Andiswa watched the boys play soccer. She wished that she could join them. She asked the coach if she can practise with them.

Treinadór tau liman ba ninia kanotak. “Iha ninia eskola, so labarik mane sira de’it mak hetan permisaun atu joga bola,” nia dehan.

The coach put his hands on his hips. “At this school, only boys are allowed to play soccer,” he said.

Labarik mane sira dehan ba nia atu ba joga netball. Sira dehan netball mak ba feto no tebe-bola ba labarik mane sira. Andiswa sente satiadu.

The boys told her to go play netball. They said that netball is for girls and soccer is for boys. Andiswa was upset.

Loron tuir mai, eskola iha jogu tebe bola boot ida. Treinadór preokupa tanba ninia jogadór di’ak tebes moras no labele joga.

The next day, the school had a big soccer match. The coach was worried because his best player was sick and could not play.

Andiswa halai ba treinadór no harohan ba nia atu husik nia joga. Treinadór lahatene saida mak nia atu halo. Depois nia deside katak Andiswa bele tama ho ekipa.

Andiswa ran to the coach and begged him to let her to play. The coach was not sure what to do. Then he decided that Andiswa could join the team.

Jogu ne’e difisil. Laiha ema ida mak hatama golu iha meia-ora.

The game was tough. Nobody had scored a goal by half time.

Durante parte segundu husi jogu nian, labarik mane ida passa bola ba Andiswa. Nia muda lalais loos ba baliza. Nia tebe bola maka’as no hatama golu ida.

During the second half of the match one of the boys passed the ball to Andiswa. She moved very fast towards the goal post. She kicked the ball hard and scored a goal.

Ema hotu kontente tebes. Husi loron ne’e kedas, labarik feto sira mos hetan permisaun atu joga bola iha eskola.

The crowd went wild with joy. Since that day, girls were also allowed to play soccer at the school.

Written by: Eden Daniels
Illustrated by: Eden Daniels
Translated by: Aurelio da Costa
Read by: Aurelio da Costa, Vitalina dos Santos, Criscencia R. Da Costa Viana
Language: Tetum
Level: Level 2
Source: Andiswa Soccer Star from African Storybook
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