On this episode of Technikari, I was joined by one of the best sportscasting duos out there, Barry Manandi and Mike Madoda. I am sure all of you have heard their voices over the radio or seen them on TV and I had the pleasure of picking their brains about what football was as a young fan before the advent of social media. It was a different world back then and they shared their experiences from those days that I can only imagine were in black and white.
“Dynamos would play Highlanders on a Sunday and if you were from our background, I come from a rural background, you would be getting the Parade Magazine that would come out a month later and you’d still be keen on the story.”
“Even though the game was played three weeks ago it will have the pictures and the centre spread of the winning team”Mike
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We also talked about the state of local football as well as why the PSL has been struggling to attract fans.
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3 thoughts on “TECHNIKARI Mike Madoda & Barry Manandi: Football before social media in Zim & the state of the PSL”
No i think I will listen to them on Zifm at 6 this evening🙅
😂😂😂 technikari, you should never open technikawu posts 🙌🏾
Great show, Valentine! Brilliant perspectives from Barry and Mike.