Genres: Telenovela
Broadcast on: Mzansi Magic



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Mzansi Magic : 05 Feb 2024 - (ongoing)

About the Show

Champions is a South African telenovela which revolves around the intrigues and adventures of the Modises, a soccer family who own and run a team called Soshanguve Giants FC.

In a world where the turf is tough and the stakes are high, Sne Modise (Jo-anne Reyneke) is a symbol of resilience and ambition in a male-dominated soccer empire.

Battling the storm caused by sudden changes in her father, Washington's (Sello Maake ka-Ncube) life, Sne is thrown into a series of challenges, love and betrayal.

While battling the intense drama, as the underdog, Sne stands at the top, determined to challenge the gender norms and lead the Soshanguve Giants FC to success.

But the question remains: Can she come out on top in an arena where the rules of the game are constantly changing?

The series stars Thembinkosi Mthembu as Ferrari, Kwenzo Ngcobo as Zipho, Kgomotso Christopher as Lucinda, Keitu Kasonkola as Nkele, Thato Dithebe as Lebogang, Minkie Malatji as Oratile, Rethabile Mohapi as Kgotso, Thabo Malema as Lesibana, Jo-anne Reyneke as Sne, Tumisho Masha as Philemon and Sello Maake ka-Ncube as Washington.

Champions is produced by Tshedza Pictures, created by Phathutshedzo Makwarela and Gwydion Beynon, who are also the executive producers.

Candice Tennant is also an executive producer, as well as the series producer.

The head writer is Thato Dipholo, with storyliners Shitshembiso Mabasa, Brigette Madiba and Florence Mashadi Rapeu.

The director is Krijay Govender and the composer of the original score is Brendan Jury.

The title sequence track is called Ke Nako Yaka, written by KB Motsilanyane and Bonga Percy Vilakazi, with music by S'phamandla "MarazA" Mhlongo. The song is performed by KB Motsilanyane.

Cast and Characters

Sello Maake ka-Ncube as Washington Modise

A former player-turned-entrepreneur, Washington breathed life into his own football team Soshanguve Giants FC, steering it with a mix of shrewd business sense and a deep love for the game.

His story is a mix of ambition, challenge and the relentless pursuit of excellence.

Kgomotso Christopher as Lucinda Modise

Wife to Washington, her story is one of quiet strength, enduring support, and the influential role of a partner in the whirlwind world of success and power.

Tumisho Masha as Philemon Modise

Long overshadowed by his brother Washington, he feels the world has yet to acknowledge his true worth.

His narrative is one of greed, sibling rivalry and the relentless pursuit of personal acclaim.

Kwenzo Ngcobo as Zipho

Stands as a titan in the space of talent management.

Zipho's story is about navigating the intricate web of professional success and personal integrity in a world where both are constantly tested.

Thembinkosi Mthembu as Ferrari

Once the crown jewel of South African football, Ferrari now stands at a crossroads where his illustrious career faces the threat of dimming.

Thato Dithebe as Lebo Serite

His aspirations to conquer the grand football stadiums and lift his family out of poverty are fuelled by a potent mix of talent, charisma and determination.


Sanele "Ferrari" Zulu

Zipho Buthelezi

Lucinda Modise

Nkele Serite

Lebogang Serite

Lesibana Serite

Sinesipho Modise

Philemon Modise

Washington Modise

Latest Articles

Champions Teasers - April 2024

29 Mar 2024 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Champions Teasers
Family ties get strained as Lebo's star rises, leaving his roots in the shadow of his success.

Champions Teasers - March 2024

28 Feb 2024 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: Champions Teasers | 1 comment
The dark side of soccer fandom makes itself known. And Lebo learns the true cost of being a football star.

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05 Feb 2024 | Written by: Shows Editor | From: New Shows and Seasons
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