ISLAMABAD Sahiwal overcame NWFP 4-3 in penalty shootout in the final of the 12th National Under-14 Football 2010 here at Jinnah Stadium, Pakistan Sports Complex on Tuesday. Secretary Ministry of Sports Anis-ul-Hasnain Mosvi graced the final as chief guest but he did not watch the 90 minutes regular game. No team could score any goal during the 90 minutes game of the final. It was second time running both the teams entered the final and Sahiwal were victorious on both occasions. Sahiwal were also winners at MTFA Lahore last year, winning by 1-0. Earlier in third place match at same venue, Balochistan outkicked Afghan Football Club 5-1 on penalties to win bronze medal. With match stretching to penalties, the holders snatched 4-3 win on penalties. Their scorers were Rehman, Usman, Rahim and Bilal while NWFP replied through Asad, Sohail and Umar. The chief guest of the final was Federal Sports Secretary Anisul Hasnain Mousavi while Islamabad Football Association (IFA)s Acting President Sharafat Bukhari presided over the event. Dr. Akhtar Nawaz Ganjera , PSB Deputy Director General (Tech), Pakistan Football Federation (PFF)s Secretary General Lt. Col (Retd) Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi, Director Operation Wng Cmdr (Retd) Pervaiz Saeed Mir PFF Development Officer for four regions, Irfan Niazi were also present on this occasion. Meanwhile, Sahiwal soccer official Umar Lodhi sent congratulatory message to his for retaining the title. Islamabad got privilege of hosting the National Under-14 Festival for the first time and we are thankful to president Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) President Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat, who reposed his confidence on IFA. All the arrangements were perfect in holding 23-match show at various fields of Pakistan Sports Board Complex and IFA went into PFF files by holding the event after five editions at Lahore, two at Karachi with Sargodha, Abbottabad, Faisalabad and Sahiwal being host once, said Bukhari. Sahiwal grabbed the winning trophy and gold medals from chief guest in addition to Rs.50,000 while NWFP had to remain content with silver medals and Rs.30,000. Hot favourites Balochistan grabbed bronze medals and Rs.20,000. Sahiwals Abdul Rehman was adjudged Most Valuable Player (MVP) and he pocketed Rs.5,000 while leading marksman Raza Ali (Srgodha, six goals) and best goal-keeper Muhammad Usman (NWFP) took Rs. 5,000 each. In order to promote sportsmanship, PFF chief had also decided to hand over Rs.10,000 to winner of Fair Play trophy and Balochistan deserved the award with sportsmanship throughout show. The 23rd and final match of competition was supervised by Muhammad Afzal, supported on the line by Amir Iqbal, Irshad UI Haq and 4th Official Khurram Shahzad.