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In a combined effort to celebrate Tag der Deutschen Einheit (German Reunification Day) and the SABC’s 85th anniversary, the DSJ played host to a live broadcast of the Bundesliga match between Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday, 3 October 2021.

The day started with a football clinic hosted by former Bafana Bafana, VfL Bochum, Borussia Dortmund and Maritzburg United winger, Delron Buckley. This immensely beneficial clinic saw 85 young footballers, which included many of our own aspiring football stars, honing their skills. Three of our coaches were also invited to assist Buckley and they were able to pick his brain on the finer technicalities of The Beautiful Game.

The DSJ Tech Crew, along with their mentor, Oliver Hoffman, shadowed the SABC crew for the entirety of the weekend and gained priceless insight into all the elements of a live (and national) broadcast.

The ‘main event’ went off without a glitch and all those in attendance were able to experience the football in the comfortable ambience of our amazing Ampitheatre. Eintracht Frankfurt pulled off a surprise 2-1 victory over the much-fancied Bayern Munich, but this did little to dampen the spirits on the evening.

It was certainly an event to remember!

Savo Ceprnich