CAPE TOWN – Football fans around the country will be able to enjoy the beautiful game once more on radio after the SABC met with Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane and Minister of Sport Tokozile Xasa on Monday.
A statement on Monday evening from Xasa announced that PSL games will now be broadcast on SABC radio, starting with Tuesday’s fixtures between Kaizer Chiefs and Wits, as well as Polokwane City against Mamelodi Sundowns (both 7.30pm).
This follows the SABC’s revelation last Friday that they were unable to come to an agreement with the PSL.
“This decision follows careful consideration to the SABC’s business operations, and the unsuccessful negotiations with the PSL to secure the broadcast rights for soccer matches on radio,” the broadcaster said at the time.
“The SABC and PSL could not reach a consensus with regards to the terms of the contract, and this has unfortunately led to the SABC not being able to close the deal with PSL.”