Quepem – It is really sad to see half the stadium empty during FIFA Under -17 Womens World Cup matches in Goa. My request to Director of Sports to issue passes to School Students in Quepem was ignored.Focus of BJP Government is only on Event Management to make fortunes from its Mission Commission. I demand immediate intervention of the Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant stated Quepem MLA Altone D’Costa.
I am shocked to hear that the U-17 Girls who represented Goa for the 61st edition of National Subroto Mukherjee Cup football tournament New Delhi are not invited or given passes for the matches. This exposes the attitude of the BJP Government in promoting football in Goa charged Altone D’Costa.
I had requested the Director of Sports to issue passes to the School Children from Quepem who were keen to watch the matches. Unfortunately, my request was completely ignored. The result is half the stadium remained empty, pointed Altone D’Costa.
Congress Party had raised alarm on the tender floated by Sports Authority of Goa for selection of Event Management Agency for FIFA U-17 Womens World Cup. The tender with estimated cost of 3.8 crores was hurridely awarded giving less than 24 hours time to the selected agency to put things in place. The mess is now out in open, Altone D’Costa said.
I was given two VIP passes and only 25 General Passes for the first day of the tournament on the same day. Today, i received 25 passes for the second day matches. This shows that Government has failed to print and distribute passes well in advance. This shows that BJP Governments focus is only on “Mission Commission”, said Altone D’Costa.
Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant must intervene immediately and allow the football enthusiast shool children free entry into the stadium against their identity cards to watch the matches, demanded Altone D’Costa.