The Kenyans gave a brave fight managing to reach the semifinals of the inaugural tourney by thumping Mauritius 9-0.
Hosts South Africa were however managed a narrow 3-1 win over the Kenyans on penalties after a barren draw result in normal timing of the match.
And speaking on their return, head coach Ombiji expressed his delight at the performance of his players.
- We did very well there and I was in some ways surprised at how well we did. It was more than we expected. In the final stages, we had injuries that cost us third place after a good outing.
- I am very pleased at what we achieved, he told Futaa.com.
On a highly positive note, Kenyan player Boniface Kimeu played in the best team of the tournament which faced off with an African legends side.