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With the global pandemic currently plaguing the world, Openfield and Vodacom looked at ways of engaging football fans and using technology as a key competent to get fans connected to their favorite sport and teams. The Sisonke Diski Chat and Halftime S’camto came in as vehicle to fulfill the objectives of keeping fans engaged and more importantly, the two-content series form part of Vodacom’s Sisonke Siya Winna season soccer campaign.
Sisonke Diski Chat
Sisonke Diski Chat is a soccer show brought to you by Vodacom that discusses hot topics in the world of local soccer focusing on two of Mzansi’s biggest teams, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.
Each episode sees host Lenn Moleko featuring two expert analysts who share their thoughts on the state of football in SA.
The podcast is currently sitting on over 14 000 views on YouTube.
The Sisonke Diski Chat team is joined by Marks Maponyane and Edward Motale as they chat about their former clubs, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates. They give their thoughts regarding the start of the 2020/21 PSL season, including new signings and the possible effects of playing behind closed doors.
Video link: https://youtu.be/xD7n69HnaWE
In Episode 2 of Sisonke Diski Chat, host Lenn Moleko chats to Jerry Sikhosana and Siyabonga Nkosi about how international breaks affect the players from your favourite teams. Do these breaks give the players good playing experience that they can bring back to their clubs or are they more disruptive than anything else?
Video link: https://youtu.be/A0kVkhylx-Y
On the 3rd instalment of Sisonke Diski Chat, we are joined by former Orlando Pirates midfielder Dikgang ‘Terminator’ Mabalane and former Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Brian ‘Spiderman’ Baloyi. We discuss the effects of playing behind closed doors and how it impacts players. Research has suggested that playing in stadiums without fans has impacted the speed and other elements of the game. Our guests discuss this from their experience of playing for Mzansi’s biggest teams.
Video link: https://youtu.be/LpmQobJIWz8
The Vodacom Soccer Halftime S’camto is an interactive live stream that sees Orlando Pirates fans getting a chance to analyse their team’s matches with a club legend. The fans get to be a part of this content series and connect from anywhere in the world with an Orlando Pirates legend and discuss tactics of the match and make predictions on how the rest of the match will unfold. Halftime S’camto is live on Vodacom Facebook and communication about the live stream is communicated each week leading up to matches.
The Orlando Pirates legend who joined us for the debut episode was treble winning midfielder, Daine Klate who was discussing the match between Orlando Pirates and Supersport United. The lucky Orlando Pirates fan that joined us for the episode was Sandile Dlamini. They discussed tactics and the approach that the team needed in order to go on and win the match.
On the second installment of Halftime S’camto, Jerry “Legs of Thunder” was our Orlando Pirates legend who discussed the match between Cape Town City FC and the Mighty Buccaneers. He was joined by an avid BhakaJuju fan Tsepang Moabelo.