Coach Maxwell Konadu says he is delighted with the win against Cote d'Ivoire despite the poor performance of his players in the ongoing Wafu Cup of Nations in Senegal.
A hat-trick by captain Mumuni Shafiu secured the final place for the Black Stars B at Stade Lat-Dior in Thies on Tuesday.
"It wasn't easy getting here. We did all the necessary training that will propel us to win," the Ghana coach told ESPN in the post-match interview.
"Basically, we made sure we instilled the winning mentality into them.
"Even as badly as we played today, it was important that we were able to do the most needed thing, the is [get] the goals.
"I'm happy that at least we scored three goals today; that was our initial problem - people were saying our team was not scoring.
"Today, we managed to put three past Ivory Coast and I have to commend the boys."
The Black Stars will face hosts Senegal or Mali in the final on Sunday.
Ghana are on course to successfully defend their title won two years ago on home soil