SAFA calls Supersport, SABC to find amicable solution 


The South African Football Association (SAFA) have called on pay-per-view channel Supersport and the SABC to find each other on the televising of the CAF Champions League final.

This comes as the SABC released a statement on Friday, confirming that they will not be able to show the historic final between Kaizer Chiefs and Al Ahly after CAF gave SuperSport the exclusive rights to show the match.

“The South African Football Association calls on pay-per-view channel Supersport, as exclusive rights holders of the CAF Champions League final between Kaizer Chiefs and Al Ahly, to give the SABC the free-to-air rights to show this historic final,” said SAFA in a statement on Friday.

“This will ensure that ordinary citizens from all walks of life get a chance to watch and enjoy this historic moment.

“In the meantime, the Association will continue to engage with all stakeholders in a bid to find an amicable solution with the hope that the majority of our people are able to watch this significant football moment,” said the Association.

As it stands, the clash which will take place at Mohamed V Stadium in Casablanca, will only be televised on SuperSport channel 202.


By Ofhani Munyai