Melbourne Victory forward Elvis Kamsoba has accepted a call-up to the Burundi national team for the African Cup of Nations in June.

Kamsoba has been selected as part of a 28-man squad for the tournament, months after rejected a call-up due to having ambitions of representing Australia.

The 22-year-old caught the eye of football fans in Victoria after impressing for NPL side Avondale before signing for Melbourne Victory and making his professional debut in January against Adelaide United.

Despite being yet to score in the A-League, Kamsoba has become a fan favourite at the Victory with fans excited by his pace and agility.

Kamsoba is one of seven players selected who are yet to make their international debuts.

Burundi will face Nigeria, Guinea and Madagascar in Group B of the tournament.

The tournament will be an historic one for Burundi, who have never competed in the African Cup of Nations having not entered four times, failing to qualify three times, and withdrawing twice in 1980 and 1998.

However, Burundi did qualify for the African Nations Championship in 2014 where they failed to advance past the Group Stage.

Kamsoba discussed his international future back in January on Evenings on FNR: 

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