Ghana coach Maxwell Konadu believes his side were simply unlucky to lose on penalties to Libya in the final of the African Nations Championship.
Konadu claims his troops gave their best shot of winning the countryâ€™s first seniors title since winning the 1982 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Libya.
The Local Black Stars drew 0-0 after extra-time but were piped to the title in sudden death of penalty shoo-out losing 4-3 to the Mediterranean Knights.
â€œWe cannot say there is anything that went wrong. We did our best but things didnâ€™t work out the way we wanted. We have taken it on the chin. We just lost the game,â€ Konadu humbly said.
â€œWhat this tournament showed is that African football is on the rise. The level of this competition has really risen by each tournament.
â€œThis particular competition has been a massive success. We need to congratulate the tournament organisers for a job well done.
â€œWe have a bunch of good players who can take Ghana to the next level. We were solid at the back but could have done a little better upfront.
â€œThe experience in South Africa for the past month has been an eye-opener. We really need such tournaments in Africa to give local based players a chance to show their talent.â€
This was Ghanaâ€™s second attempt at winning the African Nations Championship after losing 2-0 to DR Congo in the inaugural edition hosted by Ivory Coast in 2009.