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.

Join the Diski Nation and WIN!


Take up this special offer and win this Esteban Cambiasso signed Inter Milan shirt.

Premium membership: R600 (only 50 available)

– Guaranteed seat at all 10 upcoming Diski Nites shows for the new season (October 2016 – August 2017).
– Automatic entry to all Diski Nites competitions and special discounts.

Email us now!

Email: info@diskinites.com
SUBJECT line: Diski Nation


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

Whatsapp and SMS: 078 016 9677

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

Mngomeni to co-host Diski Nites

Former Bafana Bafana international Thando Mngomeni has officially joined the Diski Nites production team as one of the co-hosts of the exciting live interactive football show.

Thando 3685 copy

The former midfielder was a guests on Diski Nites: The Story Behind The Story in November, alongside FC Cape Town Director John Comitis.

He has since been involved in the background on the show learning the ropes, after declaring his interest in being an analyst and commentator.

“To add a former senior international to the show is monumental for Diski Nites, because Thando will bring valuable insights from an ex-professional player’s point of view which the audience will appreciate,” says Diski Nites founder and host Umjaka.

“Thando (Mngomeni) has always been witty and a great person to interview. He is a naturally well spoken and entertaining, so this will be an easy transition for him.

“He has spent some time assisting in the background and we feel he now ready to show the world what he can and help take Diski Nites to the next level.”

Mngomeni has previously represented Santos, SuperSport United, Helsingborgs (Sweden), Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits.

#AskMagents and WIN

Here’s a little secret you might not know. #DiskiNites is happening on the 3rd of February 2016, the exact day Bafana Bafana lifted the #AFCON96 trophy 20 years before!
Our guest Edward Motale was there for it all. Our host Umjaka will not always ask the right questions, so here’s your chance to uncover the secrets from the 1996 tournament.
The best question will WIN a sweet #Adidas hamper, and you’ll have the opportunity ask your question at Diski Nites LIVE.
How to post your questions:
1) Leave a comment below
2) Post your questions on our Facebook page: Diski Nites
3) Tweet us your question @DiskiNites
4) Comment on our Instagram post @DiskiNites

T’s and C’s – The best question wins and you have to be at #DiskiNites to collect your prize and ask your question!

Event details:

Dress code: Smart
Booking: R100
Venue: TBC

For more info, please email: info@diskinites.com