Constantly being ignored by Macedonia, goalkeeper Vedran Kjosevski got summoned by the senior national team of Bosnia-Herzegovina for the upcoming friendlies against Bulgaria and Senegal.
photo by faktor.ba: Kjosevski makes a save
Not just of Macedonian origin, but even born in Veles, the 22-year-old goalkeeper was never even contacted by any Macedonian national team coach, youth or senior. Now, after featuring for every youth national team of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kjosevski is about to make the senior debut for his adopted country.
Originally, Kjosevski wasn’t among the summoned players for these two friendlies. But when reserve keeper Jasmin Burić got injured, coach Robert Prosinečki decided to give Kjosevski a call. The Macedonian is not just regular for Željezničar, but also serves as captain despite being one of the youngest in the squad.
Vedran is currently regarded as the best keeper in the Bosnian league. His team is leading the table, while he has conceded the least goals of all keepers in the league.
MacedonianFootball has constantly reported about his performances, but the Football federation of Macedonia never made a move. Now, another Macedonian player could be lost. Yet, even if he debuts in any of these games, according to the FIFA rules he would still be eligible for Macedonia since these are friendlies. Hopefully, this will be a wake up call for FFM.