JOHANNESBURG – The government said it is close to a ‘breakthrough’ in the broadcasting of Premier Soccer League (PSL) matches by the national broadcaster.
The Minister of Sport and Recreation Nathi Mthethwa said his department would announce a resolution of the matter on Thursday.
This season the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has not broadcast any Premiership matches, with some teams having already played three matches in the league. The first round of the MTN8 Cup has also been completed without the SABC broadcasting any matches on television or radio.
Mthethwa and SA minister of communications and digital technologies Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams met with PSL chairman Irvin Khoza on Tuesday to discuss the matter. Also present at the meeting were Multichoice Executive Chairman Imtiaz Patel and Chief Executive Officer Calvo Mawela.
“The objective of this meeting was to pave the way for a sustainable and long-term solution to the dispute that has resulted in PSL matches not being broadcast on the public broadcaster,” said the sports ministry in a statement.