Blatter unaware of constituency league problems

FIFA President Joseph Sepp Blatter said he does not know about any problems arising from the constituency football tournament in Botswana.

Responding to media questions during a press conference at the end of his two-day visit to Botswana on Saturday, Blatter said he was only told about the positives of the initiative and was not aware if it had caused any problems. "I can not answer that right now because I am only hearing it for the first time. I will have an answer for you after I have discussed it with the minister here and BFA president," was Blatter's answer to Duma FM sports anchor McDonald 'Chilliboy' Rakgare's question.

Rakgare had asked whether Blatter was made aware that the constituency soccer tournaments had caused some problems and some regions of the BFA were against the initiative.  The FIFA boss answered in the presence of Minister of Youth, Sport and Culture Shaw Kgathi who had earlier told the world football governing body president that constituency sports tournaments were one way government was lending its support towards development of sports, including soccer in the country.

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