Nigeria forward Peter Olayinka revealed that he almost represented the Albanian national team following his impressive display for his Albanian club KF Skenderbeuback then.
Olayinkamoved to the Albanianfirst division in 2012 with FK BylisBallash and later joined KF Skenderbeu in the summer of 2014.
However, he had a remarkable season with the ‘Snow Wolves’ representing them between 2014 to 2016.
He scored a total of 16 goals in 33 appearances for the Albanian Super liga side, a performance that sparked interest from the Albanian football fans calling him to switch allegiance to play for the European country.
“I had a very good season in Albania to the extent that it became a debate,” the 23-year-old said.
“The people wanted me to naturalise and play for the country; they called me and were trying to see if I could play for their national team.
“They were all whites; it wasn’t an English-speaking country. It was a massive debate back then in the papers and on the streets, the season was good for me.”
After an impressive stay in the country, Olayinka made a move to Belgian side KAA Gent in 2016,and later had loan spells at Dukla Prague and ZulteWaregem between 2016 and 2018 before finally joining Slavia Prague last year.
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