Phakaaathi Reporter
Football writer
1 minute read
5 Aug 2019
3:35 pm

Sports ministry set to try and resolve SABC blackout 

Phakaaathi Reporter

Chief director of communications in the Department of Sports and Recreation Mickey Modisane says Minister Nathi Mthethwa is working to resolve the SABC blackout of PSL matches.

Reeve Frosler of Kaizer Chiefs challenged by Justin Shonga of Orlando Pirates during the 2019 Carling Black Label Cup match between Kaizer Chiefs and orlando Pirates at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on the 27 July 2019 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

According to Modisane, Mthethwa will invite SuperSport‚ the Premier Soccer Leaue and the Department of Communications to find a solution to the problem.

SABC couldn’t broadcast the first around of Absa Premiership matches because of a standoff between them and rights holders, SuperSport.

“The minister is open for communication he is walking in there with a clear mandate to make sure that when he walks out of there at least there is something we can give to the public and we are hopeful that the all the parties including the PSL know and note how important the matter is,” Modisane told PowerFM.

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