Kingston's trip to Mozambique
Kingston, aged 17, recently made his first trip out of Malawi. Here is how the football mad youngster describes his trip to Mozambique.
"I love playing football. I play for Pakeezah, which is the league known as the premier league, and we are in position two with 67 points while the other team has 69 points. The first league here in Malawi is the super league. Our team has played against various other teams in many games.
Because we won a number of games, the team owner sent us on a journey to Mozambique. I was thrilled as it was the first time for me to go outside my country.
On Monday 25th September 2006, all the team went to Villa Ulongwe in Mozambique to play against Agiar. It was a friendly match. They welcomed us in a very friendly way, and we found that hey had already prepared some food for us. We ate and then went to the pitch. The food is really different there although there was nsima, the Malawian traditional dish of maize porridge, meat and fish called Baca yawo. The fish was already salted.
I was very surprised to see so many people at the stadium. At the gate, people were queuing and paying to watch the match. I think that because people pay to watch premier league games, those teams are developing.
We started the first half and it resulted in a draw. Within twenty minutes of the second half, Agiar scored and we scored after another twenty minutes, and then we scored again and the match ended 2-1.
We had won the game! After the match we returned to Malawi arriving at 11 pm.
I had learnt a little Portuguese too! 'Chao' (sic) meaning goodbye and 'ka' (sic), meaning here. I hope next time I go elsewhere I will learn more words."
(Article written by Kingston himself.)
At 17, Kingston is still at school, but is finding it tough. He recently passed his Chichewa exam at secondary school level, but will have to take his other subjects again. He lives with his eight SOS brothers and sisters in Tiyanjane house, which means 'understand each other'. SOS mother Mercy Njolomole looks after the children.