CAPE TOWN – Mzansi, you will be able to watch Bafana Bafana live on SABC on Saturday!
The South African Football Association (Safa) and the SABC announced on Thursday that they have “amicably resolved the issue” of the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban being broadcast on SABC1.
It was reported by TimesLIVE website earlier in the day that Safa allegedly wanted a third of an outstanding payment of R50 million from the SABC – which amounts to around R16.6 million – by Friday, or else the match would not be broadcast.
The contract between Safa and the SABC expired in April, and a new deal has not yet been agreed upon.
“We are pleased to announce that we have resolved the outstanding issues, and I would like to thank the SABC in making sure that the nation will watch their favourite sport on the national broadcaster,” Safa president Danny Jordaan said in a statement.
“I would also like to thank the Ministries of Sport and Recreation SA and Communications for working hard to resolve this matter.”
The match will kick off at 3pm on Saturday.
@BafanaBafana will be wearing their new kit when they take on Libya in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers on Saturday 8 September 2018 at the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban at 3pm #smashthelabel #2019AFCON pic.twitter.com/wMhjoCqktv— Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) September 6, 2018