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June 6, 2012

Johannesburg – The SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and SportFive formalised the three-year agreement on Bafana Bafana‘s competitive away matches on the continent on Thursday.

The France-based company holds media and marketing rights to all Confederation of African Football (CAF) related events.

The contract is worth a total of R28m over the period, the SABC said in a statement.

“This agreement shows that broadcasting matches of our national teams is not just our mandate as a public broadcaster, but our ethos,” said SABC group CEO Lulama Mokhobo.

“We are proud to have reached this deal with SportFive as it will ensure that South Africans are able to follow Bafana Bafana’s progress.

“In terms of the agreement, the SABC will have all the broadcasting rights of Bafana Bafana away matches for the territory of South Africa.

“This agreement includes three away official qualifying matches of the FIFA World Cup in 2014, and three away qualifying matches for the African Cup of Nations in 2015…Read more.