- Bafana Bafana’s African Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles is in danger of not being televised
- The SABC is yet to reach an agreement with SAFA over broadcasting terms for the match which takes place on 13 October
- SAFA struck a last-minute deal with the public broadcaster for the Bafana vs Libya match earlier this year
Bafana Bafana’s African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier match against Seychelles is in danger of not being televised. The SABC is yet to reach an agreement with the South African Football Association (SAFA) over broadcasting terms for the match which takes place on 13 October.
A R50 million payment is at the centre of the developing row between the SABC and SAFA which is believed to be proving to be a major stumbling block. SAFA claims the SABC still owes it R50 million in outstanding broadcasting fees.
South African soccer fans will be hoping that SAFA will once again come to the party with a last-minute deal similar to the one reached shortly before the Bafana Bafana match against Libya in Durban earlier this month.
Briefly.co.za learned that deal was only valid for the one match and no subsequent agreement had yet been reached.
TimesLive.co.za reported that the SABC has since made a partial payment on the outstanding R50 million. SAFA said it had nothing more to add in the matter as the SABC knew exactly what it needed to do to secure a deal.
SABC COO Chris Maroleng said the public broadcaster was currently locked in discussions with SAFA and both parties would only make an announcement once a deal had been agreed.
Maroleng refused to speculate about whether he believed an agreement would be reached in time for the crucial clash in Johannesburg.
On Wednesday, the SABC and Cricket South Africa announced an exclusive broadcasting deal which will see the public broadcaster televise the upcoming T20 league.
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