SABC shift Generations for Bafana
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.