Mas-ud Draman has expressed his disappointments with the inability of the Black Maidens to win the 2012 African Womenâ€™s National Tema of the Year accolade at Thursdayâ€™s GLO-CAF Awards in Accra.
The Ghanaians were beaten to the award by Equitorial Guinea, who won the African Womenâ€™s Championship on home soil.
The Black appeared to be favourites for the crown after their sterling performance at the 2012 FIFA Under-17 Womenâ€™s World Championship, where they won bronze.
The Asante Kotoko trainer who guided the team to win Africaâ€™s first ever medal at the world showpiece, feels disappointed.
â€œI was disappointed because many Ghanaians were expecting us to win that category,â€ Draman told Accra-based Happy FM
â€œBut when I look at the criteria for the award, then you may have little to say.
â€œBut Iâ€™m still surprised because what we did was historic and deserved to be in there.
â€œNevertheless this should spare us on as a country to work hard.â€