Tshedza Pictures’ upcoming telenovela Champions which replaces The River in February is a story of passion, power, perseverance, and ultimate triumph.

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Sunday World reports that Champions will feature A-list stars such as Kwenzo Ngcobo, Thembinkosi Mthembu, Tumisho Masha, Sello Maake KaNcube, Kgomotso Christopher and Jo-anne Reyneke.

The former The Wife star Kwenzo Ngcobo will play the character of Zipho, who is a titan in the space of talent management, while Mthembu will play Ferrari, who was once the crown jewel of South African football.

Former Generations and Skeem Saam actor Sello Maake ka-Ncube will portray the role of Washington Modise, a former player-turned-entrepreneur.

Scandal! and Legacy star Kgomotso Christopher will play Maake’s on-screen-wife Lucinda Modise. 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 will star as Philemon Modise, who is overshadowed by his brother Washington.

The Estate and Generations: The Legacy Jo-anne Reyneke will portray the role of Washington’s daughter, Sne Modise, who 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 life, Sne is thrown into a series of challenges, love, and betrayal.

star He feels the world has yet to acknowledge his true worth and his narrative is one of greed, sibling rivalry, and the relentless pursuit of personal acclaim.

IOL confirms that Mzansi Magic latest telenovela Champions will feature rising stars Minkie Malatji as well as House of Zwide’s Thato Dithebe as Lebo Serite

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Executive producer Phathutshedzo Makwarela explains that the upcoming show Champions’ uniquely embodies the spirit of South Africa, aiming to inspire and excite our audience.

“It’s a celebration of ambition, positivity, and the resilience of our people. Tshedza Pictures is thrilled to collaborate again with Mzansi Magic, and we eagerly anticipate the moment our viewers will join us on this incredible journey.”

With a star-studded cast, including top actors and newcomers on the rise, viewers can expect passion, power, perseverance and ultimate triumph on Champions.

Champions premiers on DStv Mzansi Magic (channel 161) from Monday, 5 February at 7pm (Mondays to Fridays).

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