Melbourne Victory is pleased to announce the signing of Elvis Kamsoba on an 18-month deal.
22-year-old Kamsoba joins Victory following a successful trial period and has been training with his new teammates in preparation for his move.
Kamsoba has been added to Melbourne Victory’s 18-man provisional squad to face Western Sydney Wanders on Saturday night.
“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.”
The speedy and skilful attacker was a standout contributor in Avondale FC’s runs to the NPL Victoria Grand Final and quarter finals of this season’s FFA Cup.
Kamsoba was recently crowned the inaugural recipient of the Mike Cockerill Medal, awarded to the best NPL player in the FFA Cup, on the back of his eye-catching displays in this year’s competition, but now his thoughts are squarely on transitioning into the top tier of Australian football.
“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.”
Melbourne Victory Head Coach Kevin Muscat welcomed the addition of Kamsoba.
“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.
Victory has also signed promising 18-year-old midfielder Anthony Lesiotis on an 18-month contract.
“Anthony is a player with undoubted potential,” said Muscat.
“A hard-working, competitive midfielder, we’re pleased to welcome him to the Club and look forward to developing his talent.”
Elvis Kamsoba has been issued the number 24 jersey, while Anthony Lesiotis will wear number 25.