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Bafana react to SABC splashing cash for EPL coverage

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana management have reacted to the SABC's decision to show English Premier League football on Saturday afternoons on channel three.

READ: How the SABC landed the English Premier League

Last Tuesday the free-to-air national broadcaster announced it will start showing matches every Saturday from 16:00 beginning with the London derby between Arsenal and West Ham United on August 25.

In addition, previews of all the matches will be shown one hour before the match before a highlights and review show is televised on Tuesday evenings from 23:30.

The criticism came after SABC failed to negotiate a deal to show Bafana matches in future over reputed squabbling of the price involved to do so.

As such, it appears the news to spend money on the deal to show EPL games has not gone down well with key figures inside the national team camp and at the South African Football Association.

A tweet, that has since been deleted quoted a TimesLive headline which read 'SABC too broke to broadcast Bafana matches but has money for English Premier League', was captioned 'Make your own judgement!'

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