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Andiswa Soccer Star Andiswa Soccer Star @andiswa ˈsɑkɝ ˈstɑɹ

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 ˈwɑtʃt ˈðə ˈbɔɪz ˈpɫeɪ ˈsɑkɝ ˈʃi ˈwɪʃt ˈðæt ˈʃi ˈkʊd ˈdʒɔɪn ˈðɛm ˈʃi ˈæskt ˈðə ˈkoʊtʃ ˈɪf ˈʃi ˈkæn ˈpɹæktɪs ˈwɪð ˈðɛm


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.

ˈðə ˈkoʊtʃ ˈpʊt ˈhɪz ˈhændz ˈɑn ˈhɪz ˈhɪps ˈæt ˈðɪs ˈskuɫ ˈoʊnɫi ˈbɔɪz ˈɑɹ əˈɫaʊd ˈtu ˈpɫeɪ ˈsɑkɝ ˈhi ˈsɛd


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.

ˈðə ˈbɔɪz ˈtoʊɫd ˈhɝ ˈtu ˈɡoʊ ˈpɫeɪ @netball ˈðeɪ ˈsɛd ˈðæt @netball ˈɪz ˈfɔɹ ˈɡɝɫz ˈænd ˈsɑkɝ ˈɪz ˈfɔɹ ˈbɔɪz @andiswa ˈwɑz ˈəpˌsɛt


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.

ˈðə ˈnɛks ˈdeɪ ˈðə ˈskuɫ ˈhæd ˈeɪ ˈbɪɡ ˈsɑkɝ ˈmætʃ ˈðə ˈkoʊtʃ ˈwɑz ˈwɝid bɪˈkɑz ˈhɪz ˈbɛst ˈpɫeɪɝ ˈwɑz ˈsɪk ˈænd ˈkʊd ˈnɑt ˈpɫeɪ


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 ˈɹæn ˈtu ˈðə ˈkoʊtʃ ˈænd ˈbɛɡd ˈhɪm ˈtu ˈɫɛt ˈhɝ ˈtu ˈpɫeɪ ˈðə ˈkoʊtʃ ˈwɑz ˈnɑt ˈʃʊɹ ˈhwət ˈtu ˈdu ˈðɛn ˈhi ˌdɪˈsaɪdɪd ˈðæt @andiswa ˈkʊd ˈdʒɔɪn ˈðə ˈtim


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

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

ˈðə ˈɡeɪm ˈwɑz ˈtəf ˈnoʊˌbɑˌdi ˈhæd ˈskɔɹd ˈeɪ ˈɡoʊɫ ˈbaɪ ˈhæf ˈtaɪm


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.

ˈdɝɪŋ ˈðə ˈsɛkənd ˈhæf ˈəv ˈðə ˈmætʃ ˈwən ˈəv ˈðə ˈbɔɪz ˈpæst ˈðə ˈbɔɫ ˈtu @andiswa ˈʃi ˈmuvd ˈvɛɹi ˈfæst ˈtɔɹdz ˈðə ˈɡoʊɫ ˈpoʊst ˈʃi ˈkɪkt ˈðə ˈbɔɫ ˈhɑɹd ˈænd ˈskɔɹd ˈeɪ ˈɡoʊɫ


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.

ˈðə ˈkɹaʊd ˈwɛnt ˈwaɪɫd ˈwɪð ˈdʒɔɪ ˈsɪns ˈðæt ˈdeɪ ˈɡɝɫz ˈwɝ ˈɔɫsoʊ əˈɫaʊd ˈtu ˈpɫeɪ ˈsɑkɝ ˈæt ˈðə ˈskuɫ


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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