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Andiswa Soccer Star Andiswa Soccer Star Andiswa kateya wamupila wakumakasa

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 aaletamba abalumendo baleteya umupila wakumakasa. Aalekabila ukuteya nabena. Aalilombele bakafundisha bamupila nga kuti bamusuminisha.


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.

Bakafundisha ba mupila babikile amaboko mumusana. Basosele ukutiila “Pano pa sukulu, abalumendo beka eba suminishiwa ukuteya umupila wakumakasa.”


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.

Abalumendo bamwebele ukutila akaye mukuteya umupila wakuminwe uwa netibo. Ba sosele ukutila umupila wakuminwe uwa netibo ewabakashana. Andiswa aalifulwa.


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.

Ubushiku bwakonkelepo, isukulu lyali nokuteya ubwangalo umupila wakumakasa uukalamba. Ba kafundisha bamupila baali sakamana pantu kateya wamupila bakwata umukali aalifilwa ukuteya pantu aalilwala.


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 aalipapata kuli bakafundisha bamupila, “Napapta, lekeni nteye.” Ba kafundisha bamupila tabaishibe ifyakucita. Elo baishile suminisha ukutila Andiswa kuti aisansha pebumba lya bakateya bamupila


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

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

Ubwangalo bwali kosa. Tapaali aba ingisheko mucipande cabumo.


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.

Mucipande cabubili mu bwangalo, Andiswa aalisendele umupila. Aali butwike saana ukulungama kucipanda. Andiswa aali pantishe umupila nokwingisha.


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.

Ibumba lyali temenwe ngashi. Ukutula Ubushiku bulya, abakashana baali basuminisha ukuteya umupila wakumakasa.


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