After several months of back and forth, the South African Football Association and the SABC has finally reached an agreement regarding broadcast rights.
SAFA’s statement read: “The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and the South African Football Association (SAFA) are pleased to announce that they have reached a four (4) year agreement on the broadcast rights of SAFA matches and events.”
The agreement will annually cover:
- 6 Bafana Bafana matches (3 home AFCON qualifiers; 2 international friendlies and the Nelson Mandela Challenge);
- 5 Banyana Banyana home friendly matches, inclusive of the Winnie Mandela Challenge;
- Domestic competitions including the U/19 Women’s National Championship Final, Burger King U/20 National Championships Final, U/23 Men’s National Championships FINALS, ABC Motsepe National Play Offs Final, KAY Motsepe Schools Final, Futsal and Beach Football National Championships FINALS as well as the SASOL Womens League Finals and various SAFA National Womens League matches;
- A weekly SAFA magazine show; and the
- SAFA Annual Awards.
This agreement will also see Bafana’s Nelson Mandela Challenge clash against Mali broadcasted on SABC1.