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Safa defends Siyaya TV deal

Danny Jordaan has allayed fears that millions of fans will be denied access to the games.

Safa President Danny Jordaan. Picture: Facebook.

CAPE TOWN - South African Football Association (Safa) President Danny Jordaan has defended the football body's decision to sign a new broadcasting deal.

Safa has been summoned before Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation to explain its decision to sign a R1 billion deal with Siyaya TV and not the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

The football broadcast deal will give new pay-tv media consortium, Siyaya TV, control over the rights to televise all Bafana Bafana matches.

The deal will run for a duration of six years, meaning the SABC will have to buy the rights from Siyaya in order to broadcast the national team's matches.

Jordaan has allayed fears that millions of fans will be denied access to the games and says Siyaya will sub-license to the SABC.