Ghana captain Dede Ayew says his team have reached the semi-finals of the U20 World Cup because they fight for each other and have good discipline.
Reflecting on a quarter-final match against South Korea which saw the Black Satellites earn a tense 3-2 victory, he praised the character of his team.
"[We showed] a lot of character, a lot of generosity - everyone was fighting for each other," he told the BBC's African sports programme Fast Track.
And, in a competition where red cards and bookings have abounded, he praised the self-control of his fellow players.
"We see the discipline in this team - Africans have the name for being indisciplined, but we are a team fighting for each other.
"Our nation and African can be proud, because we are the only Africans left."
Ghana will go on to play Hungary in the semi-final in Cairo on Tuesday.
If Ghana's defence showed that it still needs some work against South Korea - and there were suggestions that a couple of the players were carrying knocks - the strike force is going very well indeed.
Ably supplied by the likes of Ayew and Agyemang Badu in the midfield, Ransford Osei and Dominic Adiyiah have knocked in 10 goals between them so far.
"Things are working very well," Ayew said.
"We in the middle try and get the balls so they (Osei and Adiyiah) can hit the goals.
"So our strikers, if they continue like this, and we continue fighting then I think it's going to be okay.
"We want to go to the final and be there on the big day."
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