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SAFA Provide Update On SABC Broadcast Of Bafana Matches

SAFA Have Provided An Update On Bafana Bafana And SABC

By Soccer Laduma - Oct 11, 2018 05:01 PM

The South African Football Association (SAFA) have provided an update on where they stand with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) regarding the broadcast of matches of Mzansi’s national teams. 

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The upcoming matches for Bafana Bafana, as well as those of Banyana Banyana, will not be broadcast on the SABC, according to SAFA.   

“The South African Football Association (SAFA) wishes to announce that as matters stand, the upcoming AFCON matches for Bafana Bafana as well as international matches for Banyana Banyana will not be broadcast on any of the SABC platforms,” confirmed SAFA in a statement.

“The immediate matches in question are Bafana Bafana vs Seychelles, Seychelles vs Bafana Bafana as well as the Bafana Bafana vs Nigeria. 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,” read the statement.

“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 the Association for their rights in this country. SAFA further notes that the SABC recently concluded deals with the EPL to broadcast British Football in this country, and on 25 September 2018 announced a deal with CSA, to broadcast the T20 League in Sub Saharan Africa (which will include South Africa).

“SAFA has been repeatedly told by SABC management that it is in no position to conclude a contract /contracts whilst it is in a financial state of disarray. However, it is now patently clear that the SABC actions over the past few weeks in signing deals with EPL and CSA is calculated towards engineering the financial downfall of SAFA, which the Association will not stand for.

It is common cause that there is no other sport in South Africa that draws a larger TV audience attendance than Bafana Bafana – in excess of 4 000 000 viewers regularly.

“It is also regrettable that the nation and the football-loving public missed out on a great opportunity to witness Banyana Banyana defend their COSAFA title recently. SAFA offered the SABC the matches (including the final) at no cost, whilst negotiations were taking place – but the SABC declined. SAFA has written to both the SABC and ICASA and informed the Ministry of Sport and Recreation South Africa and the Ministry of Communications, that it wishes the SABC and ICASA to issue SAFA with a letter that will relieve the SABC of its obligations towards Sports of National Interest (football in particular) which would consequently allow SAFA to conclude an agreement with another broadcaster for the SAFA Rights in line with the commercial value SAFA attributes to such rights.

“It is common cause now that SAFA, in good faith, allowed the broadcast of the last AFCON qualifier vs Libya to be broadcast by the SABC, despite there being no contract in place – but on the promise and agreement that a contract would be concluded prior to the next Bafana Bafana AFCON qualifier, being the Seychelles match at FNB Stadium on Saturday 13 October 2018 at 15h00. With the SABC showing no meaningful interest in concluding an agreement on terms and conditions that would give respect to the SAFA Rights, the Association regrets to inform the public that all future International football matches involving national teams – the u23, u20 and u17 – as well as Regional Football Championships run by SAFA, will not be broadcast on any SABC platforms. The matches in question, amongst others, are:

All Bafana Bafana 2019 AFCON Qualifiers, home and away

ALL Bafana Bafana 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, home and away

ALL Bafana Bafana international friendly matches

Annual Nelson Mandela Challenge, involving Bafana Bafana

All Banyana Banyana matches

The soon to be launched Annual Winnie Mandela Challenge (involving Banyana Banyana)

All u20 international matches

The ABC Motsepe National Play-Off Final

The SAB National Championships Final

The SASOL League Women’s National Play-Offs Final

The BURGER KING u19 Men’s National Championship Final” concluded SAFA in their statement. 


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Ms Momo Joined: 26 May 2018
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Ms Momo Oct 12, 2018 04:58 PM
heard dat de sabc dropped de offer from R150m to R10m eish its tough neeh as much as i feel disappointed but u r one of those including de DA who where gunning for HLAUDI's head without knowing dat it wil cum back to bite u now we r not be able to watch BB de DA is no where to found u made yr bed u better ly on it papa
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msanisto Oct 12, 2018 03:37 PM
Indeed SAFA needs money to pay for all national teams. Remember there is also this pre-occupation about paying almost the same wages to female athletes who are being subsidised by the commercial value of Bafana Bafana. I know i'm not politically correct in saying this but it is the truth. So SAFA needs to make money out of Bafana matches and if it is true that SABC offered 10 million for all the matches then SAFA is correct to reject that. I mean we read that one SABC executive was paid 17 million rands. That being said Jordaan is not doing a good job at all. He seems to be childish and does not have any leadership qualities. No wonder he failed as a mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay
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Dr-barnes Oct 12, 2018 12:16 PM
Money is the problem here,we r going 2 suffer cause we cant afford DSTV .South Africaan football is going nowere if sabc n safa will continue like this,it was psl games nw is all national teams,were r going as a country?minister of sport mst solve this problem
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Line's Man... Joined: 15 Apr 2018
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Line's Man... Oct 12, 2018 11:56 AM
Iyooo! I can't even remember when was the last time I watched Bafana Bafana playing.
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Bukwayinja Oct 12, 2018 11:18 AM
Let the generations and khumbul ekhaya viewers pay them these TV licences, they ll get mine where the sun doesn't shine.
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 Oct 12, 2018 11:00 AM
you will get your tv license money in your Ma se g**
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Bukwayinja Oct 12, 2018 10:37 AM
Sies!!
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Tque Oct 12, 2018 10:34 AM
We as the public we don’t pay TV licenses which cost as little as R25 per month but we expect miracles from SABC, SAFA needs to make money in other to pay its employees, players , settle travel costs etc. and soon SABC will struggle to get PSL TV Rights from SuperSport jst watch the space.
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kc-inferno Oct 12, 2018 09:10 AM
SABC has been useless from the word go! How in earth can a private company realize a gap in the market, sarisfy the need and even excel in that regard while you've been around? Super sport did the one thing we've been waiting for, channels dedicated to local football, something which could have long been achieved then maybe people would have used the money they use to pay their dstv to pay tv licenses. I personally have the dstv for soccer, maybe a few channels but nothing I can't live with. If I had an alternative where I could get the same sport package I currently have without paying R380 monthly then I'd take it, but it is what it is and frankly, the SABC is run like a spaza shop and one can afford to go shop @ the mall.. then I guess it's the mall
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mosekaphofu maggosim Oct 12, 2018 08:14 AM
@@SCHUSTE ..Boycott
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@SCHUSTE Oct 12, 2018 07:52 AM
AS long as this clueless grandfathers like Denny Jordan &Co are still running our football SAFA will always have issues its time all football supporters to boy court this rubbish because their issues affect poor families and supporters who cant afford DSTV
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setlaboswana Oct 12, 2018 07:27 AM
@pato, Jordan is not in touch with reality, for me Bafana Bafana are no longer a priced asset. I am not sure how much SAFA 's demands were, but I suspect their demands were ridiculous which gave SABC reason to take the position they took.
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setlaboswana Oct 12, 2018 06:51 AM
@LeCowhlohlo, yeah, problem: not all people afford DSTV. Danny Jordan is losing it.
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pato Oct 12, 2018 05:35 AM
@setlaboswana eyyy my legend these cows are all corrupt, i wont be suprised it is part of the khozavs jordan battle....since safa made a deal with hollard our referees are making kaaaaak decisions that costs teams especially dunu and cape town city
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LeCowhlohlo Oct 12, 2018 03:46 AM
That's why some of us we managed to secure installing the dstv to avoid this nonsense excuses from sabc.
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mahaye bb Oct 11, 2018 10:09 PM
SABC is fed up with this mediocre, underachieving, useless Bafana Bafana. SABC were expecting Bafana to win against Libya but they failed.
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setlaboswana Oct 11, 2018 10:04 PM
Nothing is making sense here, two public organisations leaving the public out in the cold?
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setlaboswana Oct 11, 2018 09:11 PM
Nothing is making sense here, two public organisations leaving the public out in the cold?
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Schakos Oct 11, 2018 08:29 PM
Hhay suka
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Sifiso Mabizela Oct 11, 2018 08:04 PM
Sabc and Bafana Bafana same WhatsApp group to me, I don't watch them.

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