by Rahat Shinwari (FPDC Contributor)
Pak Shinwari edged Fameed FC 1-0 in Landikotal Football Championship final to be crowned champions of the Landikotal sub-division of Khyber Agency (FATA) yesterday 29 April 2016.
A 20,000 strong crowd at the Government Centennial Model High School in Landikotal witnessed the final in which Pak Shinwari striker Israr Khan Shinwari’s lone goal decided the result.
Khalid Mehmood, Political Agent of Khyber Agency, graced the occasion as chief guest alongside Raheemullah Mehsud, Assistant Political Agent of Landikotal. Chief guest awarded cash prize of Rs 50,000 to the winning side while runners up Fameed FC got Rs 30,000.
Khalid Mehmood also donated Rs 50,000 to tournament organisers Khyber Sports Club in which a total of 42 teams from all over Landikotal took part starting from 23 March 2016.
The Political Agent also spoke at the occasion praising both teams for a wonderful display and saying the love of football in Landikotal is remarkable, vowing that local administration will soon construct grassy sports grounds in the area for facilitation of players and teams.
Mr Mehmood also said that football brings peace, unity, and harmony among masses and as a result Khyber Agency officials will soon initiate high level football events in Landikotal to entertain locals and discover new talent.