TV blackout for Sao Tome vs Bafana

SA National Teams

SAFA have confirmed that Bafana Bafana's reverse-leg AFCON qualifier against Sao Tome and Principe in Port Elizabeth will not be broadcast on local television.

Bafana supporters are set to experience a television blackout of this afternoon's 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sao Tome at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

After last week agreeing a memorandum of understanding that sees the 182-ranked nation play their 'home' fixture in Port Elizabeth, it has now been confirmed that the national broadcaster will not have access to stream the match to its audience.

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In a brief statement, SAFA's communications head Dominic Chimhavi explained that a breakdown in negotiations between the SABC and Sao Tome has resulted in a television blackout for local supporters.

"Seems there has been a breakdown of negotiations between the broadcaster [SABC] and Sao Tome [home team] regarding televising this afternoon's match. Since this is Sao Tome's home game, South Africa has no say in the matter," said Chimhavi in a communiqué.

A streaming link is expected to be released for those who are able to follow proceedings online, with further details on this still to be released.

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