The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies has confirmed that the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) will now broadcast the CAF Champions League final between South African Kaizer Chiefs and Egyptian Al Ahly in Morocco on Saturday 17 July 2021 at 9pm. The decision follows an intervention by Minister Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.
Earlier, The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) announced that it has been denied the opportunity to broadcast the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League final.
The Minister engaged with both the SABC and Multichoice to ensure an amicable resolution on the acquisition of the rights, in the interests of the broad African public.
“I would like to thank both the SABC and Multichoice for reaching a solution that will benefit millions of soccer-loving South Africans,” the Minister said in a statement
“Sports plays an instrumental role in nation-building and social cohesion. It is for this reason that I welcome this agreement between the two organisations.”
“The people of our country will now be able to watch this crucial game on a free-to-air platform. This is particularly important as our country is going through a difficult time.”
The game will be broadcast live on SABC’s television and radio platforms.
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