Absa Premiership

Ajax urge broadcasters to join CAF road

2016-02-16 12:32
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Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town have released a statement pleading with South African broadcasters to travel with the club's who are participating in CAF competitions.

“With PSL clubs like Ajax Cape Town, Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits investing an abundance of money and travelling hours to represent the PSL, SAFA and South Africa as a whole in the CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup competitions respectively – It would be a real treat for the South African public to be able to enjoy these matches via their televisions at least,” read the statement.

"This weekend saw some wonderful results for the South African teams who travelled into various parts of Africa to fly the South African flag, but it was a disappointing factor that none of the football supporters were able to witness the football on display."

"These CAF matches are of national importance and should really be treated as such, especially considering the vast amount of interest shown in it on social media. Football supporters from many different clubs all showed great interest in all of the teams who were competing on behalf of the nation, consequently we believe that more should be done to bring this type of matches to the South African public."

Ajax Cape Town Marketing Director, Alexi Efstathiou: “The social media interest in our CAF game was a big eye opener showing just how much interest there is in this competition from the South African public. CAF allows for clubs to negotiate the television rights with broadcasters for these type of matches. We would love to bring all of our matches to our supporters who deserve to see not only Ajax, but all teams participating in these two prestigious competitions.”

"The South African Football Association (SAFA) has been working closely with all of the clubs involved to help facilitate all arrangements for the CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup. This would be an ideal time for their Media partner in the form of SABC to come on board and help bring our football into every South African household."

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