Terengganu defender Vincent Bikana has signalled his intent to play international football for the Harimau Malaya.
The Cameroonian, who has not been capped by his home country at full international level, is keen to represent Malaysia if the opportunity arises.
According to FIFA, an uncapped player can switch his nationality if he has lived continuously for at least five years after reaching the age of 18 in his adopted country.
The 23-year-old, who is in his third year living and playing in Malaysia, will be eligible to do so in two years’ time.
“I am very interested to gain Malaysian citizenship [because] I have been playing football here since 2013 and I have enjoyed [every minute of it],” read an official statement released by Terengganu.
“If I am able to get Malaysian citizenship, I want to play for Malaysia and help the national team as much as I can.
“I honestly want to finish my career in Malaysia, especially at Terengganu.”
Bikana was recently featured in an exhibition match between Malaysia XI and Liverpool, which ended in a 1-1 draw.comments