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Andiswa Soccer Star Andiswa Soccer Star Andiswa Futbaal Star

Written by Eden Daniels

Illustrated by Eden Daniels

Read by Darshan Soni

Language English

Level Level 2

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

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

Andiswa did a wach di bwaai pikni dem plie futbaal. Shi wish shi kuda plie wid dem. Shi aks di kuoch ef shi kyan praktis wid dem.


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

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

Di kuoch kimbo. "A da skuul ya, onggl bwaai pikni wi mek plie futbaal," im se.


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

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

Di bwaai pikni dem tel ar fi go plie netbaal. Dem se netbaal a fi di gyal pikni dem an futbaal a fi di bwaai pikni dem. Andiswa did beks.


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

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

Di neks die, di skuul did av wahn big futbaal mach. Di kuoch did a fret kaaz im bes plieya did sik an kudn plie.


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.

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.

Andiswa ron go tu di kuoch an a beg im fi mek shi plie. Di kuoch neva nuo we fi du. Den im mek op im main fi Andiswa kom pan di tiim.


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

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

A did wahn aad giem. Nobadi no skuor no guol aal wen a aaf taim.


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.

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.

Ina di sekan aaf a di mach wan a di bwaai pikni paas di baal gi Andiswa. Shi ron faas-faas tuwaadz di guol. Shi kik di baal aad an skuor a guol.


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

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

Di kroud chier loud-loud wid eksaitment. Fram da die de, dem mek gyal pikni staat plie futbaal a di skuul.


Written by: Eden Daniels
Illustrated by: Eden Daniels
Read by: Darshan Soni
Language: English
Level 2
Source: Andiswa Soccer Star from African Storybook
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