Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso says he is surprised to be in contention for 2013 Africa Cup of Nations top scorer award.
His two second half goals in the 2-0 quarter-final win against Cape Verde increased his tally to three goals from three matches.
The 22-year-old has joined the list of top scorers including injured Burkina Faso forward Alain Traore and Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike.
Wakaso is now in the position to challenge for the prestigious accolade having helped the Black Stars book a semi final place.
The Espanyol hard tackler has however revealed his surprise to the position he currently finds himself in.
“Actually I have never thought about it,” he said.”But it us now on so I have to go for it.”
Wakaso is playing in his first Africa Cup of Nations finals.