Premier Soccer League (PSL) sponsors are threatening to pull the plug on its association with the league if the SABC blackout continues.
Sponsors are unhappy over smaller TV and radio audiences.
The broadcaster is reported to have cancelled all commentary and coverage on games on its radio stations.
The embattled public broadcaster has been struggling to secure broadcasting rights for local PSL games.
The PSL has denied that the sponsors are threatening to pull out, but couldn’t comment any further.