Since his arrival in South Africa back in August 2019, Kaizer Chiefs striker Samir Nurkovic has become very fond of the country, and now harbours plans to one day done the Bafana Bafana jersey.
The 28-year-old Serbian hitman has been a mainstay since donning the gold and black colours of the Glamour Boys this campaign, netting 11 goals with three assists in 19 league appearances in his debut season so far.
‘Kokota’, as he’s come to be known in South African football circles, is yet to represent his country of birth, which now makes him eligible to play for South Africa should he be granted official paperwork.
According to the player’s agent, Dajan Smac, the Tutin-born marksman would be keen to link up with some of his Amakhosi teammates at national team level.
“He is so in love with the country that while I was visiting him in November, he even asked me to inquire if he has any chance to play for Bafana Bafana, because if there was, he would do it right away,” Smac was quoted as saying by KickOff.com.
Two other players who are said to have shown interest in playing for the South African national team are Nurkovic’s teammate at Chiefs Kearyn Baccus, who was born in Durban but relocated to Australia at a young age, as well as Mamelodi Sundowns’ Uruguayan playmaker Gaston Sirino.