Priest is embarrassed when Mamu shows up at the training center and insists that he pull one last job. When he doesn’t even want to do it for double the money, she promises to leave him alone if he agrees. With that promise in hand, he goes to the appointed drop. Unfortunately, it’s a set up--Mamu knew he was too dangerous out of her gang--and he is murdered. IMANI FC is devastated. Who was this ‘Priest?’ A friend or a gangster? The episode challenges viewers to look at their own risky behavior and how it might be hurtful to them and to the people who care about them (e.g. their ‘teammates’).
ABOUT THE TEAM
The Team is a dramatic TV series which was created in response to the devastating violence in Kenya following the 2007 general elections. The series dramatizes how the newly recruited members of the co-ed 'Imani' soccer/football club learn to overcome their tribal, ethnic, social and economic differences. The Team was created by Search for Common Ground and Media Focus on Africa Foundation in Kenya.
This series is a metaphor of Kenyan society. Imani FC ('faith' in Swahili) members and the Coach have been brought together from many of Kenya's tribal groups to play together on a co-ed league. The league has been formed and financed by a group of wealthy international philanthropists and businessmen who believe sport will be a way to neutralize the ethnic hatred that shook Kenya after the last elections.
The characters are from broken families, even as Kenya is a broken country. In that way, the team becomes a surrogate family for our players. They each want a 'family' but no one knows how to reach out and get it. Each of the players, and the Coach, struggles to overcome ethnic hatred that sparked violent confrontations after the elections. The purpose of the series is to show that it is possible for people to overcome their differences and that co-existence is possible.