Diski Nites

#DiskiNites at Khayelitsha Arts Festival

The next edition of Diski Nites will be the opening event of the historic Khayelitsha Arts Festival.

Headlining the show of the “BATTLE OF THE MAESTROS” are Benedict Vilakazi and Khayelitsha’s own Ayanda Patosi.

Former national cricket and hockey maestros Thami “Mara” Tsolekile and Lungile Tsolekile will join them in another segment to share on their journey.

Another Khayelitsha football star Mark Mayambela along with ex-Ajax Cape Town Yanga Gcilishe will make a special appearance at the event.

The exciting football show will be hosted at the multi-faceted good food and music venue, Rands Cape Town, with a complimentary offer of the venue’s African Delight meal for all those who attend.

Entertainment will be provided by Cape Town’s top deep house DJs Mphoza Fantastik and duo Live and Anzar, as well as a live performance by hip hop act Sibah Anne.

#WorldMentalHealthDay: Delron Buckley on his battle with the pressure of playing for Dortmund

The pressures in the modern game are a real thing and our next guest Delron Buckley has had his fair share of battles with depression as a professional footballer.

Today marks World Mental Health Day and we salute Delron Buckley for wining the battle and now shares his experience on the subject of Depression in Football.

We’ll unpack this a little more at the next edition of #DiskiNites on Thursday, 12 October 2017 at The Blue Whistle in Claremont.

Be part of the audience and get an opportunity to engage the former Bafana Bafana star directly. The book will be available for an exclusive price of R175.00 at the event.

Book your seats on: www.diskinites.com OR email: info@diskinites.com

Here’s a link to an extract from his book ‘My Life’ posted on on Goal.com: http://shr.gs/q90qjzH

New Venue for #DiskiNites

We are delighted to announce the new venue for #DiskiNites: The Blue Whistle in Claremont.

The Blue Whistle was born out of the love for sport, music and food. Boasting 360 degrees HD screen including a giant 75inch screen for life-size images and the latest high tech surround sound and lighting.
This is the perfect setting for Cape Town most exciting LIVE sports event: #DiskiNites
For more info, visit: www.thebluewhistle.com

Ngcongca and Mayambela take Diski Nites hot seat


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.


“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, 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:

Website: www.diskinites.com

Email: info@diskinites.com

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Nasief Morris added to Diski Nites line-up

We are proud to announce the addition of another former Bafana Bafana defender, Nasief Morris as a guest for the upcoming edition of Diski Nites.


Morris, started his career with Santos before moving to Europe where he played for Aris and Panathinaikos in Greece, as well as Spain for Recreativo and Racing Santander.

He is one of a handful of South African internationals who have won a league championship in a European league, as well as playing regularly in the UEFA Champions League.

The 34-year-old joins former national team-mate Matthew Booth as guest to tackle the topic “Sustainable Football Careers” in front of a live audience at Theatre @ the Rockwell on Wednesday, 30 March 2016.

“We are very excited to add Nasief Morris to the Diski Nites line-up for our “Sustainable Football Careers” event. He brings in a lot to the discussion, as he has played the game at the highest club level possible and also represented Bafana Bafana,” founder Umjaka said.

“He has played against some of the toughest opponents at the height of their careers and held his own. That he is still active in the second highest league in South Africa is a reflection of how well he has managed his career.

“We are very happy that he will share some of the secrets that have helped him have such a long career with the Diski Nites audience.”

Book your seat now by emailing: info@diskinites.com