JOHANNESBURG – The Premier Soccer League on Saturday confirmed that no Premiership matches will be aired on the national broadcaster the SA Broadcasting Corporation over the opening weekend of the season.
It means SABC will not broadcast any of the matches on television or radio. A full round of SA Premiership matches are scheduled for this weekend, starting at 3pm on Saturday.
The PSL released the following statement on the matter:
The PSL regrets that the South African followers of the beautiful game will, as a result of matters beyond its immediate control, not find the PSL football matches on the free to air television and radio channels of the SABC.
This was brought to the PSL’s attention on Friday by SuperSport, the broadcast rights holder. Up until the beginning of this week we were made to believe the final bits were being ironed out towards yet another exciting season that the majority consume on free to air television provided by the SABC.