Gambia midfielder Lamarana Jallow has said that his team worked really hard to defeat Ghana in their final group encounter in the on-going African U-20 Cup of Nations on Monday.
Gambia came from behind to beat the Black Satellites 2-1 at the Stade Municipal de Nouadhibou.
Abdul Fatawu Issahaku shot Ghana ahead but Kajally Drammeh and Lamarana Jallow scored one each to complete 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.
Ghana on the other hand, despite losing the game qualified as the best third team in the tournament and will play Cameroon in the quarterfinal on Thursday.