JC Chee as
Chow Kwok Keong
The 26-year-old captain of the national football team and Asia’s best defender, he is also the eldest in his family. Thus, he feels a great responsibility towards providing for his family and his girlfriend. He is torn between wanting to give them a good life and pursuing his dream in football. The 1976 defeat to South Korea was a painful memory for him, and he swears to do all he can to be in the Olympic Qualifier of the 1980 Games.
Luqman Hafidz as
A totally driven 20-year-old who has dedicated his life to the game of football. His fiery ambition has made him one of the rising stars in the national team. But this has also turned him into an arrogant over-achiever. His dream is to one day don his idol Samsul’s No. 10 jersey.
Saran Kumar as
The best goalkeeper in the national team, this 22-year-old’s football ambitions have caused a rift between him and his father. However, he refuses to give up and strives to prove to his father that he has what it takes to make it in football.
Bront Palarae as
A sports radio commentator’s assistant, he is humorous, energetic and passionate about his career. Full of determination and persistence, he always stays positive no matter what the situation.
Lim Jian Wen as
Ong Tiam Cai
A substitute in the national team, he is optimistic, humble and hardworking. Within the team, he is the life of the party.
Eric Teng as
A 20-year-old Sabahan from a wealthy family, he is chosen by the coach to be the striker in the national team. This appointment eventually creates rivalry among the team members.
Marianne Tan as
A 25-year-old TV producer and a typically modern young lady, she came home from the UK with a heart full of ambition in the film and TV industry. But she is soon disillusioned by the working environment and the financial constraints that she faces. She plans to leave the country again to pursue her dreams.
Katrina Ho as
Tan Siew Lee
Kwok Keong’s girlfriend who has been with him for a couple of years. She is kindhearted, thoughtful and independent, a conservative lady who is very supportive of Kwok Keong.
Daphne Low as
Chow Mei Ling
Kwok Keong’s second youngest sister who has a very tough personality. Without any regrets, she sacrificed her future for her family despite having good academic achievements.
Mark Williams as
The new coach of the national team of 1980, he is strict and hardly ever compliments his players. But he is bold and strategises very well, and is acutely observant of his players.
Mohamad Taufiq as
The midfielder of the national team, he is peace-loving with an easygoing personality. Unfortunately, he gets involved in an internal quarrel and ends up getting punished by the coach.
Frankie Lee as
A dedicated old stadium security guard who has witnessed every football match in the stadium.