New soccer drama Vula Vala coming to Mzansi Magic

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Sello Maake ka-Ncube in Vula Vala.
Sello Maake ka-Ncube in Vula Vala.
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  • A new soccer drama Vula Vala is about to kick off on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161).
  • It star Sello Maake ka-Ncube, Darlington Michaels and Tina Jaxa.
  • The show premieres on Sunday 4 October at 20:00.


Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) will kick off a new soccer drama.

Veteran actor Sello Maake ka-Ncube will bring to life Bra Rex, a retired soccer player-turned club owner. He is a ruthless businessman whose past life catches up with him as he tries to revive The Warriors, his struggling soccer outfit.

The drama series is set in Kwa Thema Ekurhuleni and will take viewers on an emotional rollercoaster ride where family meets football, business, crime and betrayal.

The story follows a young man in his 20s, who leaves Ladysmith to go work for his uncle and to find a better life in Johannesburg. The plot twists after Mzi, an aspiring soccer player, finds himself playing for The Warriors, a team owned by Bra Rex and an old secret is revealed to everyone's dismay.

Tina Jaxa will play Thembi, Bra Rex's wife, who is hellbent on keeping her family together. Darlington Michaels will play Gab, a township thug who gets entangled into their business affairs.

"In this classic football family tale, the past meets the future with a star-studded cast that will dribble their way into the hearts of all of Mzansi viewers. This drama will introduce viewers to what happens behind the scenes of a family-owned football club, the pursuit for happiness and to old wounds being open," says Nomsa Philiso, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht

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