The Bright Stars finished third in Group B to qualify to the quarter-finals of the tournament on their first participation in the tournament which set them up with a clash with Gambia, who topped Group C.
Adama Bojang hit a hat-trick for the Young Scorpions with Moses Jarju and Mahmud Bajo also registering their names on the scoresheet.
The 5-0 defeat at the hands of Gambia sealed their fate but coach James is happy over the impact they made at the tournament.
“I want to congratulate my colleagues from Gambia for the victory. In football everything is possible. We came for the first time and we managed to be in the quarter-finals stage,” James said.
“We’re satisfied with our result and the performance the boys did with what they have.
“We believe this is our quality and the most important thing for us to go ahead is we need to work on many aspects, we need to improve in our qualities.”