Ibom Angels 'wanted to make history' by pipping defending champions Rivers Angels to clinch the Women's Federation Cup in Jos on Wednesday according to Charity Reuben.
The Orange girls were edged to the nation's oldest domestic competition's crown after they were forced to a penalty shoot-out before crumbling 3-0 at the Rwang Pam Stadium.
"It is very sad and I just can't find words to express my disappointment. I'm not happy at all that we manage to reach the final and still lost," Reuben told Goal.
"We wanted to make history against Rivers Angels. We did our best and fought very hard to get to this stage. I didn't know what happened to us during the penalties.
"We could have done better but I really don't know what came over us. I just can't explain what made us do poorly in the penalty shoot-out.
"Personally, I feel sad despite winning the Most Valuable Player because the trophy was what we were aiming at and was very close to getting it.
"To our fans, I want to urge them to keep faith in us. We promise to do them proud next season."