Focus will be on grassroots development, says Dempo


 Elated after being elevated as the vice president of AIFF, Mr Shrinivas V Dempo Thursday thanked all the West Zone associations for backing him at the AIFF level, and ensured that grassroots development will be the important issue which he will be taking up with the AIFF on priority basis.
Mr Dempo, however, singled out Goa Football Association for unanimously backing his candidature for the vice president’s post and also thanked everyone at AIFF for reposing the confidence in him.
“Over the last two days I discussed a lot off issues with the AIFF committee pertaining to Indian football,” the GFA president said, adding, “There was a resolution taken to work on a plan to sort out various issues in football.”
“Under the leadership of Praful Patel I would personally put in the extra hardwork to ensure that Indian football develops for the betterment,” Mr Dempo said further.
When asked about any specific plans for Goa, he said it would be premature to comment but reiterated the importance of grassroots development and said that he would take up the issue with the AIFF on priority basis. [NT]