The SABC has secured the rights to the live broadcast of all of South Africa’s matches in the second round of the FIFA World Cup 2022 African Qualifiers.
That totals six matches, starting with Bafana Bafana’s game against Zimbabwe in Harare today (3 September).
South Africa face Ghana, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia in their Group G matches, as they fight to become one of the 10 group winners that will go into the final qualifying round next year.
Today’s fixture with Zimbabwe will be followed by a home game against Ghana at FNB Stadium on Monday (6 September).
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“We are extremely pleased to have been able to reach an agreement with FIFA to broadcast these games and allow South African football fans to be part of the excitement, as our team takes up the challenge to qualify for the finals in Qatar 2022,” said Gary Rathbone, SABC Sport General Manager. “This also shows that SABC Sport can do more for its audiences by going the extra mile to bring them all of the soccer action. Making games of national importance available to all South Africans and bringing us together behind our national teams like Bafana Bafana – that is really what the SABC is all about”.
All six matches will be broadcast live and in full on either SABC 1 or SABC 3, as well as on the SABC Sport Channel, 11 SABC radio stations with full commentary, and two radio stations with live reports. SABC 1 and 3 and the Sport Channel are also available on the SABC DTT service, as well as the Openview platform and the TelkomONE mobile live-streaming app.
- 3 September – Zimbabwe v SA at 15h00 live on SABC 1, SABC Sport Channel (DTT/Openview 124/TelkomONE) and SABC Radio Stations
- 6 September – SA vs Ghana at 18h00 live on SABC 3, SABC Sport Channel (DTT/Openview 124/TelkomONE) and SABC Radio Stations
- 6 October – Ethiopia v SA (Channels TBC)
- 10 October – SA v Ethiopia (Channels TBC)
- 11 November – SA v Zimbabwe (Channels TBC)
- 14 November – Ghana v SA (Channels TBC)