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Joshua Umandal to play as Asian import in Bahrain


University of Santo Tomas Tigers Spikers star Joshua Umandal is taking his talents overseas.

Umandal is set to suit up as an Asian import for the Bani Jamra team in Bahrain, his talent agency Virtual Playground announced on Friday.

“Gagawin ko ang lahat ng makakaya ko para maibalik ang tiwalang binigay nila sa Pinoy,” Umandal said.

Umandal is set to depart the country today to join his new squad, according to Virtual Playground.

Umandal showed promise while playing for the national men’s volleyball team in a tournament in Thailand late last year.

Umandal is currently the third national men’s volleyball mainstay to play as import overseas aside from Marck Espejo of FC Tokyo and Bryan Bagunas of Oita Miyoshi Weisse Adler, both in Japan V.League.