Bafana Bafana matches won’t be flighted on SABC

Despite having opened discussions with the SABC, Safa confirms that Bafana Bafana's upcoming Afcon qualifiers will not be broadcast on any of the public broadcaster's platforms

The South African Football Association (Safa) has announced that the upcoming Afcon qualifiers involving Bafana Bafana, as well as Banyana Banyana games, will not be broadcast on any of the SABC platforms.

The immediate Bafana matches in question are the home and away matches against the Seychelles and the home tie against Nigeria.

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“Safa can confirm that despite it having opened discussions with the SABC as early as October 2017 to negotiate a new deal on similar terms and conditions as the immediate past agreement, the SABC decided to make a discourteous offer to Safa for international football matches to be played in South Africa.

“Safa rejected this offer outright and places on record that the offer is so minuscule that it amounts to an effective ‘no offer’.

“It is interesting to note that even the apartheid-run SABC of old made a better offer to Safa for their rights in this country,” the statement read.

– African News Agency