The Nigerian giants, who lost 1-0 at home in the first leg of the semi-final, conceded a goal in both halves but Abdulrahman Bashir got a late goal which was not enough to carry them through.
The Ghanaian goalkeeper blamed their elimination on the loss in Aba, while admitting that his side learned some lessons from their botched title pursuit on the continent.
“We started this competition slowly and people even started writing us off but we were able to reach where we got to today [Wednesday],” Dauda told media.
“I will say we lost the game at home when they came to beat us in Aba. It was not that they were any extraordinary in both legs but football is like that and we can’t predict its outcome.
“We have learned something from that. I am proud of my teammates. I was on the bench and I saw the game and must say this was one of our best games this season. We were unlucky.
“Football is like that when you make mistakes you get punished for them. In, football, it happens. Like I said earlier on, we live to learn and we have learned some lessons from it. It was a very nice.”