Melbourne Victory have signed Avondale’s FFA Cup sensation Elvis Kamsoba, securing the skillful winger on an 18-month deal, the Hyundai A-League champions confirmed on Thursday.
Kamsoba had been trialling with Kevin Muscat’s squad and impressed coach Kevin Muscat enough to earn his first professional deal.
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“I feel great [about signing],” Kamsoba said.
“I’ve been waiting for this opportunity for a long time now… my aim has always been to play A-League and now I’ve got a chance to show what I can do and I can’t wait.
“I’m looking forward to getting out there, it’s a great chance for me.
“I’ve been training with the squad, keeping fit and trying every day to improve so that when January comes I’m ready and available when the boss needs me.”
The 22-year-old rose to prominence in last year’s FFA Cup, spearheading Avondale’s charge to the quarter finals.
His outstanding performances saw him awarded the inaugural Mike Cockerill Medal, awarded to the best NPL player in the FFA Cup.
“We had Elvis in to train and it was clear from early on the qualities he possesses,” Muscat said.
“He’s a player who has been outstanding at NPL level for a while now and shapes as a lively addition to our squad.
Kamsoba has been added to an extended Victory squad which will travel to Sydney to take on the Wanderers on Saturday night.
He’s not the only player Victory signed on Thursday, with the club confirming the addition of 18-year-old midfielder Anthony Lesiotis also on an 18-month contract.