Rio Ave forward, Abdul-Aziz Yakubu, says he desires of enjoying at the FIFA 2022 World Cup with the Black Stars after a powerful begin to the 2022/23 season.

The Ghanaian was instrumental in powering his facet to the top flight last season as they received the Liga Portuga 2. He scored 11 occasions in 33 appearances in the run.

In the Primeira Liga, Aziz has already netted 5 occasions in seven appearances. However, he missed out on Otto Addo’s squad for the September friendlies against Brazil and Nicaragua.

But the 23-year-old says he’s protecting hopes alive to play in Qatar with the Black Stars.

“I think so [on whether he has a chance], the numbers speak for me,” Aziz told Zerozero in an interview.

“Ghanaian websites and journalists talk about me, so I believe, let’s see. I hope to have the opportunity to represent my country one day and if it’s at the World Cup, perfect.”

The forward added that he’s hoping his presence in the Portuguese top flight will convey his performances nearer to Ghanaians and the technical workforce.

“Last season I already had good numbers [in terms of goals], but in Ghana, they always said ‘ah, but he plays in the second league’. Now I play in the I Liga, so I hope they don’t keep downplaying my goals.”

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