#TeamGreen, which consists of Karabo Mogane and Lihle Ngubo, were the fourth team to leave the Maldives after a series of challenges saw them at the bottom of the leaderboard.
The team has remained consistent throughout the series so far, but, their time on the island is up. Their exit started off with an exciting quest-like challenge called ‘Hole In My Bucket’. As the name suggests, teams needed to fill a bucket with water by using a bowl with water from ocean. However, both the bucket and the bowl had holes in them which meant that the teams needed to use their speed skills to fill up the bucket in the fastest time to win the challenge. After a grueling challenge which saw #TeamGreen unable to fill up their bucket, the team forfeited the challenge which put them in last place.
The second challenge, named ‘Swim n’ Pull’, required teams to pick one member to swim into the ocean to retrieve one of four bags from buoys, with the other pulling them back to shore. Once the four bags were retrieved, the bags, which each held a bottle of Tropika, needed to be opened; once all four Tropika bottles were on the table, the challenge ended. Karabo and Lihle placed third which scored them two points. However, it wasn’t enough to keep them out of the elimination challenge.
In a Slenda Twist, Katlego announced a third elimination challenge. The challenge, titled ‘The Waiting Game’, required teams to place various Tropika products on a tray in intervals until the tray was full. The challenge tested the teams balancing skills and arm strength and required a solid strategy to ensure the items don’t fall. Karabo and Lihle felt the pressure of the tray and were the first to be eliminated from the challenge.
Competing with #TeamWhite (Khanya Mkangisa and Mpande Buthelezi) who won their very first challenge of the competition with ‘The Waiting Game’, the teams went head-to-head in a game of Bashi Slenda. The game is an adapted version of the Maldivian sport Bashi Ball. The hitter needs to throw balls over a net on a tennis-like court and the catcher needs to use a net to catch the balls. #TeamWhite showed yet again that they are the masters of elimination challenges and came out tops catching a single ball, while #TeamGreen was unsuccessful throughout the challenge. The loss makes Karabo and Lihle the fourth team to be sent home this season.