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Patrick N’Koyi reveals he felt like he’d been kidnapped by Thai club

Congolese striker Patrick N’Koyi feared for his career after feeling like he had been “held prisoner” by a club in Thailand when he went on trial in the country.

N’Koyi left Dutch club MVV Maastricht last season, and he was tempted by an offer to make the move to Southeast Asia.

“I went to Thailand to have a look at a club but it was very strange,” N’Koyi said, as quoted by The Scottish Sun.

““They made me do a press conference like I’d already signed. I was only there to see if I liked the club but it was almost as if they were trying to force me to sign,” he added.

When the Congolese footballer was due to fly back home, he found there was no flight booked for him.

“I had a bad feeling about it so I didn’t want to sign, but when I told them after four days I was going home they wouldn’t book a ticket. I felt like I was being held prisoner, it was crazy!” N’Koyi said.

“It was the most bizarre thing that has happened in my career,” he added.

N’Koyi has recently joined Scottish Championship side Dundee United.