Kaizer Chiefs striker Samir Nurkovic has expressed his interest in playing for Bafana Bafana after falling in love with South Africa.
Nurkovic, 28, could be described as a nomadic striker considering he played for nine teams in Slovakia before finding a home with Chiefs in South Africa.
After impressing with Slovak second division side Komárno last season, scoring 35 goals in 41 league matches, Nurkovic was snapped up by Chiefs.
He has quickly established himself has one of the top strikers in the PSL, scoring 12 goals in 24 appearances.
The player’s agent revealed that he enquired about playing for South Africa.
“He is so in love with the country that while I was visiting him in November, he even asked me to enquire if he has any chance to play for Bafana Bafana, because if there was, he would do it right away.” His agent told Kick Off.
Should Nurkovic work and live in South Africa for five years, he could get a passport and become eligible for the national team.
The fact that Nurkovic never represented the country of his origin, Serbia, on the international level also makes the potential switch more feasible.
The only downside however is that should this happen, Nurkovic would be 33, which is not the ideal age to start your national team career.
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has previously suggested that South Africa open the door for foreign players to take up the Bafana jersey in the future.