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SAFA, SABC 'iron out' issues

2014-08-04 22:26
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Johannesburg - SAFA and the SABC have met on Monday to "iron out some matters" pertaining to rights for broadcasting matches for the national soccer teams.

It was reported on Sunday that Siyaya TV have secured the broadcasting rights for R1 billion to show all the matches of the senior and junior national teams, which include Bafana Bafana and Banyana Banyana.

The deal means that the national broadcaster, the SABC will have to buy the rights to broadcast matches played by Bafana Bafana from Siyaya TV.

SAFA confirmed that they have met with the national broadcaster to discuss any irregularities in their current agreement and any agreements they may have in the future.

"SAFA and the SABC met today (Monday) to discuss the partnership that it established many years ago and to iron out some matters relating to media reports that arose over the past weekend," read the statement.

"The meeting resolved that SAFA and the SABC will establish two groups to discuss matters of operational and legal concern to both parties.

"The teams will commence their discussions on Tuesday to ensure that the relationship remains on solid ground."

On Monday, Siyaya TV promised to change the way national matches are delivered to the public, insisting that soccer will be their main objective when broadcasting sporting events.

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