Maxwell Konadu was proud of his teamâ€™s African Nations Championship campaign despite their defeat by Libya in the final on Saturday.
The Local Black Stars lost 4-3 on penalties to the Mediterranean Knights at Cape Town to leave them without a major silverware since 1982.
Having started the tournament as one of the favourites, the second -place finish seems to have dimmed all their hard work but the Black Stars coach insists he's been buoyed on by the commitment of his players.
â€œIâ€™m very proud of the boys because they played their hearts,â€ he said
â€œThis is one thing which was very evident. They were determined to win but unfortunately we lost.â€
The team is expected to arrive home on Monday night.