Abdul Aziz Issah is ready for the Black Stars – Dreams FC coach Karim Zito

Published on: 02 April 2024

Dreams FC tactician Abdul Karim Zito believes 17-year-old Abdul Aziz Issah deserves a place in the Black Stars considering his exploits this season.

The youngster is enjoying an amazing season with the Still Believe lads, who are making waves in their maiden CAF Confederations Cup campaign.

Issah, who turns 18 in November this year, has contributed immensely for Dreams FC as they reach the quarterfinals of the competition.

The Still Believe lads are one step from reaching the semifinals following their massive away win over Stade Malien in Bamako last Sunday.

The 17-year-old also played a huge role to help the Black Satellite clinch the Africa Games Men’s football tournament after beating Uganda narrowly in the final.

Speaking to Onua TV, Karim Zito asserted he wouldn’t hesitate to hand Aziz Issah the chance at the Black Stars considering his performance this season.

"I will say without an stretch of doubt that he (Abdul Aziz Issah) is ready for the Black Stars,"

"He is quality and has what it takes to play for the Black Stars. Abedi Pele was around same age when he was brought to Aburi to join the Black Stars squad.  Today we can't talk about Ghanaian, African and world football without mentioning his name.

"Aziz has done far more than what Abedi did when he was called up into the national team. He is playing in the Ghana Premier League, Confederation Cup and won gold at the All Africa Games.  It can't get any better than that.

"Coaches now plan and plot around Aziz when Dreams are playing. That should tell you his immense quality. If I were the coach of the Black Stars, I won't hesitate to call him and give him a chance."

Issah has become a subject of interest for several clubs due to his swashbuckling performance in the ongoing campaign.