Gyan struck the winner for Ghana against Serbia and is determined now to shoot the Black Stars in the second round against Australia on Saturday. Gyan's opening goal against Serbia underlined his growing status as one of Ghana's best strikers. It was fourth time he had scored the opening goal for the Black Stars at a major tournament. He netted Ghana's opening goal at the 2006 World Cup in Germany four years ago, scored the first at the 2008 and 2010 Nations Cup before opening his account against Serbia here too. “If you see the past record, I was the first guy to score for Ghana in the World Cup-ever," he told FIFA.com. "And I was the first guy to score in 2008 in the opening game. And I scored Ghana's first goal in the 2010 Nations Cup. This World Cup I was going there to make sure I keep doing what I have been doing." Gyan has grown in stature for the Black Stars and team mate John Paintsil paid glowing tribute to him. "Gyan is very important for us because he has developed a habit of scoring very important goals. He plays the lone striker's role so well."