Bafana international Anele Ngcongca and Olympic prospect Mihlali Mayambela headline what promises to be another exciting Diski Nites show at the Rockwell Theatre on 01 June 2016
The upcoming show will be hosted under the theme Homecoming, which is inspired by the two guests’ return home for the off-season and mid-season break respectively.
Ngcongca, who has been in Europe for almost 10 years, has just wrapped up his first season in France’s Ligue 1, where he was on loan at Troyes SC from Belgian side racing Genk.
The Bafana Bafana international will have a lot to say about his side’s relegation, facing Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic, his future at Genk, national team, as well as his days in the NFD.
Mayambela’s European journey meanwhile is only beginning, as he is just halfway through his first season at Sweden’s Djurgardens IF – where his older brother Mark Mayambela also had a stint.
Like Ngcongca, the 19-year-old made the jump to Europe straight from NFD. It will be interesting to hear what here about his experience, Olympic hopes and what lies ahead.
UMJAKA ON NGCONGCA:
“Anele Ngcongca has a very unique football story, which has been told in many different ways. The audience at Diski Nites, however, will hear it straight from the horse’s mouth,” says founder Sizwe Jacques Mbebe.
“We have hosted former Bafana Bafana players on the show before on the show, but never one that is active in the current team. This is therefore also very special for us.”
MNGOMENI ON MAYAMBELA:
Mngomeni, who is the first South African national player to ever play in the Swedish top flight added:
“I’m very excited that Mihlali will be on the show. He’s going to be our youngest guest to date.
“He’s one of the bright sparks in the country at the moment, he’s in with a chance of possibly making the Olympic squad. I’m interested in knowing about how he’s finding his stay in Sweden.
“I know a lot of players struggle to adjust to the cold weather and everything else, so I want him to tell me more about how he’s finding the league and if he thinks he has a future in Europe, obviously using Djugardens as a stepping stone to greater things.”
Diski Nites is a live interactive football talk show, hosted monthly in Cape Town by Umjaka (Sizwe Jacques Mbebe) and ex-Bafana midfielder Thando Mngomeni.
The duo, fondly referred to as Pinky and Brain, offer a balanced mix of wit and extensive football knowledge that has made this unique show a hit in Cape Town.
To join hosts Umjaka and Mngomeni for what promises to be an insightful night of football conversations, book your seats now:
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