If it was near enough, it definitely could.
Remember, that the planet's axis, beyond slow (centuries) precession, points towards the same point in space.
Let's take a planet with exactly 90 degrees axial tilt. As the planet circles the star, at one point, the north pole points towards the star, and the daily tidal forces are nearly constant, not affecting it. But 1/4 of the year later, the axis points in the same direction but the planet is 90 degrees away in the orbit - essentially, the star is right above its equator. At that time the tidal forces act at full strength arresting the spin with maximum efficiency.
Once the spin is slowed enough that the rotary momentum doesn't force the axis to remain in place, and tidal forces over the year (orbital period) begin dominating the forces over the diurnal period, the spin axis will begin shifting towards the standard 0 degrees, perpendicular to the orbital plane - until the planet spins at 1 spin per orbit - meaning, is tidally locked.
It would take longer than with planets with spin axis near-perpendicular to their orbital plane, but that's not an excessive difference - something of order of twice as long or so.