The SABC has apologised to soccer fans over its decision not to broadcast the Premier Soccer League (PSL) games on its radio stations. This comes as negotiations between the parties yielded no positive results.

The public broadcaster says it cannot conclude business deals which may compromise its business operations.

However, the public will be able to view the games on the SABC’s television platforms.

SABC Board Chairperson, Bongumusa Makhathini says, “The main goal of the new Board and Executive Directors of the SABC is to completely review all commercial contracts to ensure that they are balanced, but also that they are based on sound commercial principles. So when you look at the demands being made by PSL, some of those demands are very unfair and don’t make reasonable commercial sense for the SABC.”

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SABC Media Statement on PSL matches from SABC News

Meanwhile, the Minister of Sport and Recreation Tokozile Xasa has noted with great concern that PSL games will not be broadcasted by SABC radio stations.

Read the Department of Sport and Recreational media statement below