SAFA in talks with SABC


Jordan made mention of this during SAFA’s annual general meeting on Saturday at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, where he once again confirmed the R1 billion deal with Siyaya TV and in the same breath, he allayed the fears of many soccer lovers who cannot afford pay-TV.

Despite the agreement between SAFA and Siyaya TV, Jordaan insists the SABC are still very much in the picture.

“We are currently in talks with SABC… We recognise that they are the public broadcaster,” says the SAFA president.

The deal between SAFA and Siyaya TV will start when the current contract with the SABC expires in May 2015 and the six-year partnership will see SAFA bag R175 million a year.

The contract will allow Siyaya TV to broadcast live all senior national men and women teams’ matches.

The total value of the three-year contract signed between SABC and SAFA in 2012 was in the region of R215 million over the three years.