Vusi Vuzela was raised by his grandfather, Ezekiel, in a small, rural township. Even as a young boy, Vusi had big dreams of becoming a soccer superstar.
Moving to the Big City
Ezekiel’s love and support helped Vusi to join the soccer academy in the city. Before Vusi left, Ezekiel gave him a family heirloom: a kudu horn amulet.
At the academy, Vusi joined the Young Bloods soccer team. Here he met Max Adams, his rival both on and off the soccer field. Vusi worked hard at the academy, and his efforts were recognised by Coach Benson.
Handpicked from the Group
Coach Benson selected Vusi to become a professional soccer player for the Warriors. Max was handpicked to play for the Sharpshooters, a team owned by the powerful business tycoon, Mr. Ngwenya.
Exposed to the Underworld
Nobody knew that Mr. Ngwenya was secretly an underworld crime lord, who used technologically enhanced criminals to do his bidding. Shortly after joining the Warriors, Vusi had a run in with one of these powered up evildoers: the villainous Scorpio.
With Scorpio’s powerful weaponry, it seemed like a no-win situation for Vusi. That is, until he instinctively summoned the spiritual energy hidden in his amulet. With the power of Africa and all her creatures behind him, Vusi was able to win the encounter.
The amulet also allowed Vusi to speak with spirits from his ancestral bloodline. These powerful Guardians from the past offered Vusi a quest to reach his full potential as a modern day Guardian.
The Spiritual Quest
Vusi accepted the quest, which required him to seek out three pieces of an ancient mask. He received the first piece in a spirit walk. The second was being held in Ngwenya’s mansion. The final piece was given to him by a historian specialising in ancient Africa.
Power from his Ancestors
Once the mask was made whole again, both it and the kudu horn amulet were magically absorbed into Vusi’s body, allowing him to call upon their power at will. Glowing symbols now appeared on his body whenever his Guardian powers were active.
The Mighty Soccer Warrior
Vusi has since become the star striker for the Warriors, loved by his teammates and feared by his opponents. Now, whenever Vusi isn’t on the soccer field scoring goals, he’s on the streets fighting crime as the mighty Soccer Warrior!