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SABC confident of securing rights for Bafana match

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Friday said it hopes to clinch an agreement to...

SABC offices in Auckland park,Johannesburg. Picture: Tshepo Lesole/Eyewitness News

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Friday said it hopes to clinch an agreement to broadcast the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier between South Africa and Egypt in Cairo live on Sunday.

The SABC has pointed the finger at match rights holders, Sport Five, for charging an inflated price for the game.

The company is reportedly demanding around R5 million from the SABC for the 90-minute qualifier.

The SABC's Kaizer Kganyago said, "We're still in negotiations with Sport Five. We're hoping that the negotiations will yield something by today, but the stumbling block is the issue of price that is the only thing that is standing between us and the agreement."

Kganyago added that they remain positive that they will get the green light to carry the game live.

"We are still positive, that is why we have already cleared our schedule to allow for the game. We have cleared our schedule at 8:30pm on Sunday. We are clearly feeling that we can clinch the deal."

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