Marck Espejo set to play in Bahrain as import
MANILA, Philippines—Marck Espejo continues his international career after stops in Japan and Thailand.
The Filipino volleyball star signed up with Bahrain Volleyball League club Bani Jamra, becoming the first Filipino player to enter the professional competition.
Both Cignal, Espejo’s club team in the Philippines, and Bani Jamra announced the signing of the 6-foot-2 wing spiker.
“Marck Espejo is set to play for Bahrain Volleyball League club Bani Jamra as their reinforcement in the 2020-21 Bahrain Volleyball League! Good luck and see you soon Marck!” posted Cignal on Facebook.
Marck Espejo is set to play for Bahrain Volleyball Club Bani Jamra as their reinforcement in the 2020 – 2021 Bahrain Volleyball League! Good luck and see you soon, Marck! #TeamAwesome
Espejo, the only five-time UAAP volleyball MVP, first played overseas with Oita Miyoshi Weisse Adler in Japan’s V.League in 2018 then he signed with Visakha Volleyball Club in the Thai League after the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.
Behind Espejo, the Philippines won the silver medal in the 2019 regional games marking the Philippines’ highest achievement in the multisport event.