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Even though many African children struggle to find enough food and money to live, millions of them love sport.

Football crazy

Football's really popular and some kids even use it to make money or help educate other children.

Kampala kids league in Uganda

There's a kid's football programme in Uganda which takes kids from all backgrounds.

The academy's now formed Uganda's top under-13s footie team, and they recently became World Champions.

Soccer star

Caroline is 14 and lives in Mathare in Kenya.

She's a local soccer star.

Before the matches, the children in the top teams take part in local work, like cleaning up rubbish and teaching other children about Aids.

Caroline has now won a scholarship to go to school as a result of her good work.

  • Kids in some African countries make their own footballs with plastic and bits of string
  • The first proper kids' football teams were set up in Kenya in 1987
  • Girls find it hard to play sports in some African countries because they're expected to stay at home and cook

You can chat to Gingo, who plays for Uganda's top under-13s footie team on Monday 27 January at 5.45pm live on our website!


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