SAFA vs SABC war of words continues after blackout of Bafana against Nigeria qualifier

“Safa again conceded to the SABC that it was willing to negotiate a payment plan‚ in the interest of ensuring that the nation would be able to watch the match.

“However‚ the SABC failed to answer this request in writing by (Saturday morning)‚ 17 November 2018.

“Later in the day‚ prior to the match‚ approaches were again made via the Ministry of Communications‚ requesting Safa to allow the SABC to broadcast the match‚ and that operationally the parties would resolve the payment structure post the match.

“Again Safa agreed to this process‚ and immediately authorised Caf/SuperSport to release the feed to the SABC.

“To Safa’s surprise‚ it noted that the match was not being broadcast on the SABC platform‚ and once again wishes to apologise to the nation for the fact that they have not been able to watch the match on SABC.

“However‚ Safa has done everything humanly possible to afford the SABC the opportunity to broadcast the match on its platforms.

“It therefore saddens Safa that there is no consideration for the public‚ and the persistence by the SABC of supporting foreign football and entities with the South African taxpayer’s money is depriving the nation and football loving public of their right to watch their national team.”

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