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Mzansi Footballers premieres on Mzansi Magic (161).

With all the on-pitch drama unfolding almost every week during soccer’s busy season, it’s safe to say that Mzansi soccer fans are in serious need of a chill pill to balance the scales.

Say hello to Mzansi Magic’s all-new, all-local lifestyle reality show: Mzansi Footballers. This show follows in the footsteps of the popular globe-trotting Goal Diggerz that gave viewers a peek into the lives of African football stars around the world.

Just in time to combat any blues that soccer lovers might be feeling as the club culling continues, this show will invite viewers to kick back and chill with their favourite stars during their downtime.

Presented by everybody’s favourite “guy’s guy” Lungile Radu, Mzansi Footballers will take us into the lives of hotshot dribblers such as Benni McCarthy, Kagisho Dikgacoi, Thuso Phala and Keagan Dolly, among others.

M-Net’s Director of Local Entertainment Channels Nkateko Mabaso lauded Mzansi Footballers as one of the best aspirational lifestyle reality shows to hit our screens.

Mzansi Footballers has a fresh new look, format and take. It’s not just about the glamorous side of football – how the players live and play, but also about the hard times they’ve gone through and relentless work they’ve put in to get to where they are. Their skills, work ethic and never-say-die attitudes are attributes that have seen them rise into the giants of the game that they are; and they continue to work hard at their “hustle” while enjoying the fruits of their labour,” said Mabaso.

Have you ever wondered who is a secret master chef? Who likes fashion and accessories more than they let on? And which soccer star is a down-low mall rat or club hopper? Well, let Lungile take you into the homes and lives of these athletic greats – and see what comes tumbling out!

“This show is about celebrating Mzansi excellence and being inspired – and having a superb time while at it,” added Mabaso.

Make a date with Mzansi Magic and Lungile because you won’t want to miss this fresh football-meets-lifestyle show.

Mzansi Footballers premieres on 12 October, Wednesday at 20:00 on Mzansi Magic (161).

More updates will be available on http://mzansimagic.dstv.com/south/home

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