Miki and his friend Louie are preparing for the big soccer match against the Guguletu team. They’ve been promised new team outfits and soccer boots if they win. Miki is given a new soccer ball to replace the old one and promises to take great care of it. However, Granny Noo is preparing a pudding for a wedding. This is always a bad combination of events for Miki. The fate that befalls the soccer ball is almost unbelievable, definitely indescribable. Things become so serious that neighbour Mr Mokwe nearly dies, the wedding is cancelled, and a hairdresser finds herself with an unusual new customer. There is only one thing Miki can do to save everything – and that is to win the match.
Malla Duncan lives in Cape Town and writes across a variety of genres from 'women-in-jeopardy' to romantic adventure, children's fantasy and humorous books for African children. Her suspense novels are fast-paced, contemporary full-length stand-alone reads which introduce ordinary, flawed women characters caught in extraordinary circumstances.read more