Congolese player Richard Bokatola-Lossomba faces a five-year jail term in Albania.
The 27-year-old is charged with vehicular homicide, after his car hit an Albanian couple and killed them, police said.
Authorities said Bokatola was driving to the northern town of Bushat from Tirana when he struck the couple, as they were waiting to board a bus.
The Congolese, who plays for local club Vllaznia Shkoder, was slightly injured.
Bokatola played for Congo at the African Nations Cup tournament in 2000.