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Posted: 14 August 2013 Time: 14:58

The SABC has confirmed to KickOff.com that the Bafana Bafana match this evening will be shown live.

Bafana take on the Super Eagles in the Nelson Mandela Challenge at Moses Mabhida Stadium at 8.15pm tonight – and the action will be live on SABC 1.

The national broadcaster has a rocky relationship with soccer fans, after unexplained blackouts for a number of big matches in the past.

Most recently, Bafana's opening Cosafa Cup match against Namibia was scheduled to be broadcast live on SABC 1, but as kick off approached fans realised the match would not be shown, with no official word as to why ever forthcoming.

Today's match is scheduled on the SABC's online TV guide to start at 8.15pm (not delayed live), but KickOff.com decided to call to confirm.

According to SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago, popular soap opera Generations has been bumped forward to accommodate the national football team.

"Yes, the game will be shown," Kganyago says. "Generations has been moved to 7.30pm to allow the game to start at 8.15pm."

The match will be on SABC 1.

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Previous comments on this story...

Katt
posted: 03:03 pm
Who cares?SABC is a flop and most of us lost faith in it long ago.Even SABC employees dont watch SABC.
Phenyoza
posted: 03:04 pm
Not because it is Bafana... Only because of the following 2words "Nelson Mandela"
Bonginkosi85
posted: 03:05 pm
Tltltltltltltltl Tomas Mlambo included wena Katt
Milutin Sredojević (HLABARINTO)
posted: 03:06 pm
Who cares about SABC in this era...
Mr.Mineer
posted: 03:06 pm
Eish this Generations thing of yours maan,why do not you move it to sabc 2 or 3 kgakala le rona kwaa i khow not its importance
Anonymous
posted: 03:07 pm
Live because the game is in SA! SABC yabhora straight! Delayed live game?
Navigator Wonder
posted: 03:07 pm
Mxm SABC suck the only good thing about SABC is Thomas Mlambo

Home of Generations nxa not soccer tsek
Shabba24
posted: 03:08 pm
Nelson Mandela Challenge South Africa v Nigeria LIVE19:30 SABC1, SS4, SHD4 . Tnx Supersport SABC Ya bored
Nebo
posted: 03:08 pm
Mxxxxx

Wat 's Generation we only know Isibaya thina Mabhakaniya not Lamasimba.

SABC is like Tortoises FC players are very good on friendlies came Official games nor were to be found. for example Parker will score against Nigeria tonite.
Nespray is a movie star look alike coach
posted: 03:09 pm
Generations @ 7:30....this is insane. SABC should have let generations play in its time slot. Bafana fans should then watch only the second half of the game. Generations at 7:30 will be competing with Izidingo on SABC 3, and many poeple will watch the latter if you consider that generations female characters arent better looking than those of Izidingo.

but Generations attract more fans as compared to BB because many poeple would rather watch Akhona than standing the torture of Yeyes looks.
Anonymous
posted: 03:09 pm
100% Correct Phenyoza! Had it not been a nelson Mandela related game or the game was playing in Nigeria we were going to have a "live" delayed game from SABC
Gucci Man
posted: 03:10 pm
SABC always make promises and fail to deliver , then don’t even come back to take responsibility apologies to the nation for not honouring their promises.

Its a lengthy journey , they (SABC) still need to fix their reputation and I hope they can sustain that.
HOLA BHAKANIYA
posted: 03:12 pm
No local supporter of football that rely on SABC anymore unless He enjoys watched delayed live
Anonymous
posted: 03:12 pm
SABC the home of live delayed games!
Nespray is a movie star look alike coach
posted: 03:13 pm
I have to give SABC a part on their back because when it comes to televising Bucs CL games, they never disapoint as compared to televising BB games. The issue in Lubumbashi was out of their hands.
Anonymous
posted: 03:15 pm
Jennifer sisi please don't tell us about SABC broadcasting anymore! You know what's the feedback is going to look like until they catch a wake up and realise that broadcasting soccer in a delayed way will never help but kill their reputation! especially to the soccer loving nation like SA!
shadowforlife
posted: 03:15 pm
MXM, SABC dont trust them. they will show u a delay game.
They baba Mthethwa to tell them buy skotlela everything points @ randburg...

K4L.....
Nebo
posted: 03:16 pm
SABC doesn't differ much with Kickoff.

I really don't trust dem..!!!
Izec
posted: 03:16 pm
That's a first! Bafana always plays late to make way for generations. Me... I don't watch SABC
The General - Soccer Dude
posted: 03:16 pm
WHO CARES ABOUT SABC NONSENSE. EVEN THEIR COMMENTARY IS BORING. I WILL BE WATCHING IT ON HD.... SUPERSPORT.
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