Ghana coach Kuuku Dadzie believes the future of Ghana women's football is in safe hands after his side picked up silver at the All Africa Games.
Ghana is still waiting for a major trophy on the African continent and failure to achieve that even in the absence of Nigeria will rankle among their ranks.
Cameroon took gold with a 1-0 victory in Maputo but Dadzie is heading back with the side to Accra fully satisfied with how the campaign went.
With the senior team, the Black Queens losing steam with every international game, the Ghana Football Association put up the national U-20 side and the results have been terrific even with the failure to win gold.
They beat Nigeria over two legs to qualify for the All Africa Games before making it to the final in Maputo.
"The path to the final and what we have done here has pleased me," says. "These are very young girls and in a few years I am confident they can do even better."
Given the quality of work that Dadzie has put in with the Princesses, the GFA will have a decision to make about whether to install him as the coach of the senior side when many of the players he took to Maputo inevitably form the core of that team.