The Saturday Showdown is back for its second season, with six new teams that will face-off every week in a knock-out competition for that massive grand prize.
Meet this season’s teams:
1. Franky’s Finest
Team captain: Dikgang “Terminator” Mabalane
Team members: Katli (27), Kgomotso (34), Coco (40)
They are three generations representing their late grandfather, Franky. Katli is the free-spirited wild child who doesn’t believe in playing it safe. Kgomotso, aka “Kilograms”, is a burst of energy. Coco is the eldest and usually lays down the law.
Team captain: Kamo Mphela
Team members: Lebo (25), Tshepo (38), Lebogang (25)
Relationship: A friend and twin brothers
If you didn’t know better, you would think they are triplets. They are a triple threat that harmoniously feed off each other’s energies. Lebo looks forward to paying lobola, Tshepo plays the big brother role, and Lebogang is all about family and wants to build an empire.
Team captain: Zola Nombona
Team members: Bheki (25), Lebo (22), Thabi (21)
The alphabet gang used the first letters of their names to form an acronym of the team name, and not to be confused with the sandwich of the same name. Lebo, the ringleader brought everyone together. Bheki is the eldest of the three, the brains of the operation and he tones down the high energy of the team. Thabi is the introvert.
4. Intombi ZamaZulu
Team captain: Siyamthanda “Juicy Jay” Jwacu
Team members: Nobuhle (21), Zandile (47), Asanda (26)
Relationship: Aunt and nieces
This female trio is from a small town called Umbumbulu in KwaZulu-Natal. They are fun and have a free-spirited nature. The girls have a close relationship with their aunt and party together.
5. Rise & Shine
Team captain: Khanyi Mbau
Team members: Mkhuseli (51), Vuyo (38), Bongani (50)
They are a true definition of the saying age ain’t nothing but a number. The three friends met at church. DJ Bongs aka Bongani believes he knows everything, including the latest TikTok trends. Vuyo is the youngest and believes his youthfulness will carry the sports side of the game. Mkhuseli is a big believer in putting East London on the map and inspiring the younger generation.
6. Fire Fairies
Team captain: Josta Dladla
Team members: Kuhle (32), Nkosinamandla (32), Zinhle (33)
Relationship: Colleagues and friends
Kuhle brings the fitness aspect to the group and calls herself the muscle of the team. Nkosinamandla is the team nurturer. Zinhle is a rugby player, and the skills transferer. They are a fun and energetic bunch that loves exploring and tackling challenges.
The games arena is set. The teams are ready. Which team is your money on?
Catch The Saturday Showdown S2 premiere on Saturday, 27 May at 18:00 on DStv channel 161.
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