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Andiswa Nyota wa Mpira wa Miguu Andiswa Soccer Star Andiswa star du football

Written by Eden Daniels

Illustrated by Eden Daniels

Translated by Matteo E. Mwita

Language Kiswahili

Level Level 2

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Andiswa alikuwa anawaangalia wavulana wakicheza mpira wa miguu. Alitamani kujiunga nao. Akamwomba kocha kufanya nao mazoezi.

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

Andiswa regardait les garçons jouer au football. Elle souhaitait pouvoir les joindre. Elle demanda si elle pouvait pratiquer avec eux.


Kocha akaweka mikono kiunoni. “Kwenye shule hii, ni wavulana pekee wanaoruhusiwa kucheza mpira wa miguu,” alisema.

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

Le coach mit ses mains sur ses hanches. « À cette école, seulement les garçons ont le droit de jouer au football, » a-t-il dit.


Wavulana walimwambia aende kucheza mpira wa wavu. Walisema mpira wa wavu ni kwa ajili ya wasichana na mpira wa miguu ni kwa wavulana. Andiswa alijisikia vibaya.

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

Les garçons lui ont dit d’aller jouer au netball. Ils ont dit que le netball est pour les filles et que le football est pour les garçons. Andiswa était fâchée.


Siku iliyofuata, shule yao ilikuwa na mashindano makubwa ya mpira wa miguu. Kocha alikuwa na wasiwasi kwa kuwa mchezaji wake wa kutegemewa alikuwa mgonjwa na asingecheza.

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

Le lendemain, l’école avait un grand match de football. Le coach était inquiet parce que son meilleur joueur était malade et ne pouvait pas jouer.


Andiswa alimwendea kocha na kumuomba kumruhusu acheze. Kocha hakujua afanye nini. Akaamua kumruhusu Andiswe ajiunge na timu.

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 courut vers le coach et le supplia de la laisser jouer. Le coach ne savait pas quoi faire. Finalement, il décida de laisser Andiswa joindre l’équipe.


Mchezo ulikuwa mgumu. Hakuna timu yoyote iliyokuwa imefunga goli hadi muda wa mapumziko.

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

Le match fut difficile. À la mi-temps, il n’y avait pas une seule personne qui avait encore compté de but.


Wakati wa kipindi cha pili kijana mmoja alimpatia Andiswa mpira. Akakimbia kwa kasi sana kuelekea golini. Akaupiga mpira kwa nguvu na akafunga goli.

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.

Pendant la deuxième période du match, un des garçons passa le ballon à Andiswa. Elle se déplaça très rapidement vers le poteau du but. Elle botta le ballon fort et compta un but.


Umati ukashangilia kwa vifijo na furaha. Kuanzia siku hiyo, wasichana waliruhusiwa kucheza mpira wa miguu kwenye timu ya shule.

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

La foule devint folle de joie. Depuis ce jour, les filles ont le droit de jouer au football à l’école.


Written by: Eden Daniels
Illustrated by: Eden Daniels
Translated by: Matteo E. Mwita
Language: Kiswahili
Level 2
Source: Andiswa Soccer Star from African Storybook
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