Melbourne Victory ace Besart Berisha set to debut for Kosovo

Melbourne Victory striker Besart Berisha is all geared up to make his first appearance for Kosovo national team in next month’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Iceland.

The 31-year-old will play for the country of his birth, which only became a FIFA member in 2016, after switching his allegiance from Albania.

“At this stage it looks like I’m going to go – my first game to play for Kosovo,” Berisha said.

“So for me it’s a very exciting time because I decided to go and I hope I have a great time. I was born there and they need my help so I think it’s time to go.”

Berisha, who scored 16 goals in the A-League this season, has previously represented Albania 17 times in international games.