The Benin international, who stands at 168cm, scored his second goal in as many matches to lead the Black Cats to a vital 1-0 win over Everton on Saturday which prompted his boss to sing his praises.
"The little one is big. He's a big player," Di Canio said. "We all know he is capable of scoring a goal like that.
"I want to point attention to the job they did once again up front. Both Stephane and Danny [Graham] - they left all their energy on the ground and then obviously the goal made all the difference. It was a fantastic goal."