Margao – The role of Dr. Shrikant Ajgaonkar who is the vice chairman of Goa Football Development Council and also member of Sports Authority of Goa with no knowledge of sports and football needs to be investigated in the match fixing allegations in Goan domestic football which have surfaced recently demanded Congress Spokesperson Vithu Morajkar.
The conspicuous silence of the sports minister Manohar alias Babu Ajgaonkar on the alleged scam which came to light after a london based agency red flagged six matches played in Goa in the last season further strengthens our claim that his brother may be involved in match fixing deal. Even Chief Minister has not commented about it.
The sports minister who is known for his “Mission 30% Commission” has appointed his brother on the two sports bodies and has also given him the plum position of Vice Chairman of GFDC sidelining eminent footballers like Bruno Coutinho Lectar Mascarenhas, former Navelim MLA & footballer Avertano Furtado and others. The appointment of Dr. Shrikant Ajgaonkar as Director of GTDC may be part of the strategy of the Sports Ministers to facilitate his foreign tours in connection with the Match Fixing Deals charged Vithu Morajkar.
We have time and again demanded that the source of expenditure of foreign tours made by Dr. Shrikant Ajgaonkar needs to be investigated. There is every possibility that these tours were sponsored by the match fixers claimed Vithu Morajkar.
The illegal appoitment of Dr. Shrikant Ajgaonkar who is government employee working at ESI Dispensary under Department of Labour and Employment was time and again opposed by the Congress Party and we are consistently asking the Chief Minister to sack him from the posts.
We once again demand that detailed investigation should be carried out over possible link of Ajgaonkars brother in the match fixing of football matches in Goa.
If the timely action is not taken, the virus of fixing will penetrate deep into young players who are being trained by GFDC and will cause disaster to the beautiful game of football.