Here's a first look at the teasers for SABC2's new telenovela Keeping Score which premieres this Monday, 17 October at 21h30.
To find out more about the series, you'll find the lowdown here: Sonia Mbele: a woman scorned on SABC2's first telenovela.
Coming up in its first two weeks on air:
Monday 17 October 2016
The Chosen Ones
The series begins with a flashback to Justice Mohapi, 46, aka The Cobra. He is in the ring, winning the world heavyweight championship from Toni Bennito.
Flashback to now and Justice offers to spar anybody for sponsorship for his new African Sports Academy. He gets a taker for R500K.
In the crowd are Tladi and Lehasa, interested in Justice's girls: Botho (responsible and engaged to coach Greg Bliss) and Ashanti (wild, back from US, hates ASA), and Warona, who raised them when their mother died.
At a sponsorship party, athletes Mack, Tongai, Issac, Mbazo, and others, dreams burning in their eyes, obsess over Ashanti. Greg starts a bet on who can bed her first. Justice punches T and loses the sponsorship.
We also meet Tladi and Lehasa's mother, ruthless businesswoman Mmamosa Letsie, closing a deal that destroys a small business. We learn of her diabolical plan to destroy Justice.
Tuesday 18 October 2016
The Thrill Of The Hunt
The ASA launch gets good press but Justice is depressed that the brawl lost him the sponsorship and he makes dark threats about Tladi and Lehasa. Warona is concerned that Greg is wrong for Botho.
Issac beats Mack in a sprint and draws Ashanti's interest. Botho warns her not to toy with him because he's had enough trauma from when he was a child solder.
Lehasa reports ASA's debts to Mmamosa. She offers to invest.
Monday 24 October 2016
For The Love Of The Game
Botho welcomes Lehasa and Tladi but Justice throws them out. Ashanti rants to the brothers about being stuck at ASA.
Greg tells Lehasa about the bed-Ashanti bet. Lehasa tells Tladi about it and they're both in. Mmamosa orders Lehasa to leave the girls alone and tells Tladi to join ASA and keep an eye on Lehasa.
ASA's lights go off.
Tuesday 25 October 2016
ASA can't get sponsors because they have too many male athletes. Lehasa suggests Ashanti and flirts with her. Tladi tries to join ASA. Botho refuses him until he hands her a cheque. She shows it triumphantly to Lehasa and wonders, are they brothers?
Tladi and Tongai bond over the Ashanti bet. Tladi is useless at all the sports and Justice scorns him.
Monday 31 October 2016
The Closer You Get
We learn about Issac's traumatic life as a boy soldier in S. Sudan. Ashanti chats up Lehasa. Botho offers Eshe a stipend to join ASA. Lehasa punts a private backer to pay for it. Eshe arrives at ASA and Greg chats her up.
Issac talks to a journalist and fingers Greg and Mack as xenophobic but the article fingers ASA instead. The article puts off two sponsors and Justice is forced to give Lehasa the OK re-a private backer: Mmamosa.
Keeping Score is on SABC2 Mondays and Tuesday at 21h30.