AUSTRALIAN A-LEAGUE STRIKER ELVIS KAMSOBA HEADS TO IRAN
Sydney FC have announced the departure of Elvis Kamsoba. The striker had been with the A-League club for one season, having joined from Melbourne Victory. Iran is the Burundian international’s next destination, having joined Foolad Mobarakeh Sepahan Sport Club. Kamsoba had played the totality of his professional football in Australia. Born in Burundi, the now-26 year old’s family were forced to flee civil war when the footballer was just four months old. After eleven years in a refugee camp in Tanzania, they migrated to South Australia.
Following the move, Kamsoba revealed that its a life-changing move not just for him but also for his family as well he was also very quick to show his appreciation to Sydney FC for their willingness to discuss the deal and also reaching an agreement as well. Sepahan have announced that the transfer was made complete after Kamsoba passed medical tests with the club and participated in a training camp with the side in Turkey. He is now signed with the Iranian side on a two-year contract.
Kamsoba’s younger brother Pacifique Niyongabire remains in the A-League though, with one year remaining on his contract with Perth Glory. He will be hoping that he can also make a huge impression at his current club if he wants to seal a move away to a better side