King Faisal coach Mallam Yahaya has hailed his team’s effort despite their 1-0 defeat at Hearts on Sunday.
The capital-based side needed a second half penalty from Ivorian Reuben Gnagne to seal the narrow win the Accra Sports stadium.
The draw however leaves Hearts in the relegation zone and in danger of being relegated.
King Faisal who played with ten-men for the better part of the second half were resolute at the back and their trainer was happy with their output despite the defeat.
“I’m very happy for the players because they played well and properly didn’t deserve to lose the game,” Yahaya said
“I’m not disappointed we lost the game. Hearts have improved and I commend coach Duncan for doing a good job.
“If they had played they same way they did in the first round, we could have beaten them at their own backyard.
“But we’re going back to Kumasi with our chest high. I’m not disappointed at all.”
Faisal will turn their attention to Medeama in their next fixture on 16th March.