But according to SABC there’s no such a thing that Bafana games will be now on Siyaya TV.
Yesterday, chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng at SABC put his head on the block and vehemently denied such a deal has been penciled or signed.
“As of now, we will be talking to SAFA and finalise our broadcast deal. That’s were we stand between us and SAFA,” says Motsoeneng unshakably.
On Monday, the SA Football Association confirmed a R1 billion TV deal with Siyaya TV to show all national team games live.
“When the current contract with SABC ends, the deal with Siyaya will begin. The SABC contract ends at the end of April 2015,” said Safa head of communication Dominic Chimhavi.
But all this was refuted by Motsoeneng and SAFAs’ headhonchos were engaged in a meeting, thus couldn’t get a comment.
According to reports, Safa will be paid R175 million per year during the six-year contract with Siyaya TV. Already R25m has been deposited into SAFA’s coffers.
Whos’s fooling who, you may ask?
City Press made headlines with the story on Sunday, and according to the paper they remain resolute with the facts and contents of the story.
The Bakgatla-ba-Kgafela in the North West, led by tribal Chief John Pilane, are the major shareholders in Siyaya TV.