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Andiswa Sibbola Mukali
Andiswa Soccer Star
Andiswa kateya wamupila wakumakasa
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Andiswa wakali kuebelele Ibalombwa kabasobana ibbola na mupila loonse wakali kulombozya kuti na inga wabasangana, bumwi buzuba wakalomba bayi ba bbola kuti asangana basibola kutengwa baume antomwe.
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.
Bakalijata akasolo bayi babbola akumwambila kuti imusobano wampila ngwabasankwa biyo ano achikolo.
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.”
Bamasankwa bakamwimbila kuti aunke kukuma bola yamanza kuleka bbola lyamaulu itegwa njabasankwa. Akookambo kamunyemya Andiswa.
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. Ba sosele ukutila umupila wakuminwe ewabakashana.
Ibuzuba bwakatobela ackolo kwali imusobano mupati,ino bayi babbola balityompedwe akaambo kakuti Imulombwana ngubalikushoma wakalichisinwe abobo tanakali kukonzya kuuma bbola.
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 bwamupila wakumakasa uukalamba. Ba kafundisha bamupila baali sakamana pantu kateya wamupila bakwata umukali aalifilwa ukuteya pantu aalilwala.
Andiswa waka balombesesha bayi kuti ba munjizye mumusobano ino bayi tibakazyi chakuchita pele bakumuzumizya kuti aume.
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
Imusobano wakauma kunyina bakanywisinde pee nichamana chibela chakusanguna.
The game was tough. Nobody had scored a goal by half time.
Ubwangalo bwali kosa. Tapaali aba ingisheko mucipande cabumo.
Ino muchibela chabili ichamusobano Andiswa wakaibweza bbola wakatiyana kuya kuchipanda nachigolo,wakauma bola mane mundangala.
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.
Yoonse mbunga yakuebelela yasotoka mujulu mulukomano Kuzwa buzuba obo bana basimbi muchikolo bakazuminisingwa kuuma bbola yakumaulu.
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
Translated by: Nchimunya Kanyemba