Gambia midfielder Lamarana Jallow says his side worked really hard to beat Ghana in their final group encounter in the on-going African U-20 Cup of Nations on Monday.
Gambia came from behind to snatch a 2-1 win at the Stade Municipal de Nouadhibou.
Abdul Fatawu Issahaku scored first for the Black Satellites but goals from Kajally Drammeh and Lamarana Jallow completed a comeback win for the young Scorpions.
"We’re so excited to make the last eight of the competition. We worked really hard to win the match against Ghana," the Man of the match said after the game.
"I told my family and friends back home before the match that I was going to be the man of the match.
"We will now go back and prepare for the quarter final against Central African Republic in Nouakchott and try to make the semis."
The Gambia will now take on debutants Central African Republic in the quarter finals in Nouakchott.