There is a large group of journalists from Poland for the Albania – Poland match to Tirana, including the title of Interia. Today, such a trip is not a problem, but 33 years ago it was – and it was great.
In 1988, with the defunct club of Cups, Lech Poznań played the cup before the matches against Barcelona with the Flamurtari Vlora club. Interestingly, the club from Albania was giving way to Barcelona a year and two years ago and they were only dropping out, so that in the matches at home they tied once (1-1), once won (1-0). The Albanians could confidently ensure themselves against Lech Poznań. Jan Rędzich in the book “Lech to make connections to Poland” was written as a gift for a gift for connecting with an advertisement. “On the first day of my stay in Albania, there were up to or three fingers, the second – two, and three – without overtones – only one. The town lost its optimism, seeing our peace and ourselves, ”quotes the book by defender Waldemar Kryger. Lech Poznań won that match in Albania 3-2, reports in the Polish press were won thanks to the victory of Andrzej Kuczyński, the only speaker with Poland, who was introduced to Vlora. As I mentioned in “Gazeta Wyborcza Poznań”, I decided to choose because he was a travel enthusiast. It was, however, a journey of adventure.
– Albania did not expect peace from her. However, I know one Albanian who lived and got married in Poznań. He was allowed to go to the country once a year. I stuck to the Lech team to get in. I remember going to the Embassy of the People’s Republic of Albania in Warsaw. They welcomed me under the portrait of the dictator Enver Hoxha. They thought I was going with the team. Just before my departure, they realized that I was traveling to dredge, but they did not withdraw my visa. It seems to me that they kept an eye on me all the time and someone was watching me – said Andrzej Kuczyński.
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As mentioned in the Poznań lecture, he had organized currency lessons earlier, and from today he has a few banknotes as a keepsake. – Albania was a secular state, and it considered the domestic one to be a subversive country. Detained for a Polish newspaper as a sower of hostile propaganda. I remember that the customs officers in Tirana were surprised by my good knowledge of their regulations and they cannot catch me at all – said Andrzej Kuczyński in Wyborcza.
The journalist lived in a hotel room with a young Andrzej Juskowiak. – After the match, I went to the Polish Ocean Lines, from where I sent the report by telex. She went for “Sport” and the Polish Press Agency. Then red. Krzysztof Maciejewski, who entered “Gaze Poznańska” at that time, told me that the addition of footnotes and wondered, he took part in then about Lech in Albania. And it was almost midnight, it was supposed to close the number. Suddenly he looks – my relationship with Vlora! I saved his edition! – said Andrzej Kuczyński.