ISLAMABAD - Islamabad became the crowned champions of National Under-14 Football Championship after edging out Sindh 3-1 on plenty's in the final, as both teams failed to score in the normal playing time in the final which was played at Jinnah Stadium, Pakistan Sports Complex on Tuesday.

The final was really a treat to watch between two top teams of the event, the match started in a very positive manner and both the team's players started to attack each other's goal right from the word it goes.

Islamabad played exceptionally well right throughout the final but remained unlucky not to score despite the lime share of possession.

The first red card of the tournament was shown to Islamabad's defender Daud Khan for committing a serious foul on Sindh forward, the referee was left with no other option but to show a straight red card.

The match went in to penalty and Luqman of Islamabad converted first penalty while Junaid levelled from Sindh and then real drama started as both outfits missed the next two penalty shots. Islamabad's Hassam and Rai Hammad converted the next two penalty shots into goals to put their team ahead, while Sindh missed next three penalty shots that helped Islamabad to win first U-14 title. After winning the U-14 title ground saw wild celebrations by the local players and their supporters.

Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat, President PFF was the chief guest of the final while Secretary, PFF, Col (R) Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi was also present on the occasion.

Islamabad U-14 team were awarded trophy along with a cash prize of Rs. 75,000 while runners up got trophy and Rs. 50,000.

Punjab awarded trophy and Rs 25,000 cash for third position.

Shahzaib of Sindh was named best player of the event and get cash award of Rs 10,000, while Muneer Munna of Sindh was handed over a cash prize of Rs 10,000 for scoring highest number of goals in the tournament including a hat trick, Karachi Zone A was awarded Fair Play Trophy and cash prize of Rs 15, 000.

Earlier for third position play-off match Punjab defeated Karachi Zone B 1-0. M Yasir scored for Punjab in 61st minute.

Talking to the media, PFF president Faisal Saleh Hayat said:

"The main aim of this championship was to create a positive and enjoyable experience for children and during the process raise the standard of overall performance and support the development of each individual player.

The main objective of this championship was to select National team for AFC U-14 Football Festival-2012 scheduled to kick off from April 3rd to 14th, at Jinnah Stadium, Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad.