Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah hopes Asamoah Gyan will carry on scoring at the Africa Cup of Nations after finally finding the back of the net.
Gyan ended his two-game goalless run when he hit target in Ghana's 3-0 win against Niger, in the final group game in Port Elizabeth on Monday.
The Black Stars captain is one of the scorers of Ghana's six goals at the finals so far, having created lots of the goals scored by the other five players.
With the striker having found his scoring knack, Appiah wants him to chip in more goals.
“In actual fact, I was really pleased for him [scoring]. He is our captain and our top striker,” Appiah said on Thursday.
“Most of the time when you don’t score, psychologically, you don’t feel within yourself like you are the strike that you want to be.
“At least, it’s brought his confidence back, that given the chance, he can get more goals again.”
Gyan's goal assists at the competition has led to suggestions from fans that he can be deployed in a different role as a second striker.
But Appiah insists that the Ghana captain is doing fine in present role.
“It depends on the opposing team that you are playing and that’s how you can plan your tactical play. You look at the players that you have and see whether playing Gyan as a second striker will suit you.
“But for now, he is doing [as main striker] well. And it depends on what system we play on Saturday [against Cape Verde],” said the Ghana coach.
Ghana meets Cape Verde in the first quarter-final match on Saturday at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.