SABC to air Bafana matches after four-year deal

The South African Broadcasting Association (SABC) and the South African Football Association (SAFA) have finally reached a four- year deal that will see Bafana Bafana and Banyana Banyana matches broadcast on terrestrial television.

The agreement will start with live coverage on SABC 1 of Bafana’s Nelson Mandela Challenge clash with Mali. The deal includes all three of Bafana’s home matches in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying group stages, though it does not include the away games, as Safa do not own the rights to those.

The four-year agreement will cover: 6 Bafana Bafana matches, 5 Banyana Banyana home friendly matches, inclusive of the Winnie Mandela Challenge, a weekly SAFA magazine show, SAFA annual awards and domestic competitions…

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