•Kamara starred for the Mombasa-based side—guiding KPA to a second-place finish in the 16-team league for the first time.
•The soft-spoken player was signed in January 2021 as a replacement for Enock Mogeni who joined the Japanese side Oita Miyoshi Weisse Adler team in October.
Kenya Ports Authority men's volleyball team have been dealt another blow after opposite attacker Peter Kamara landed a pro-deal in Bahrain with Nabih Saleh for three months.
Kamara starred for the Mombasa-based side—guiding KPA to a second-place finish in the 16-team league for the first time.
The soft-spoken player was signed in January 2021 as a replacement for Enock Mogeni who joined the Japanese side Oita Miyoshi Weisse Adler team in October.
Coach Sammy Mulinge said it is a big blow to lose proven performers and this will no doubt force them back to the drawing board.
"It is a challenge when you don't have your key players but life must continue. The Bahrain league is not that established but it's a good starting point for him," Muling pointed out.
"We will have to work with what we have but I can assure you that more players are on their way out. The interest of the players comes first and that is why good players are nowadays hard to find because institution teams like GSU and Prisons have snapped them through employment."
Mulinge, who guided the national women's beach volleyball team to their maiden Olympic appearance last year, hopes to gauge his players in the Eldoret City Open volleyball tournament set for December 3-4.
The tournament is a precursor to the league that is expected to start a week later at the Koitalel Arap Samoei University, Nandi County on December 9. The second edition of the Heroes tournament will then be played on December 10 and 11 at the same venue.
"It is currently tough to measure the progress of players in training but the Eldoret tourney will give us the scope of where our players fitness-wise. We shall fight for every opportunity. It will be hard to fill the gaps but we are still a force to reckon with."