February 23, 2024

Kamura now a free agent as Ali Bai hangs boots

Kamura now a free agent as Ali Bai hangs boots
Ali Bhai (centre) as he turned up for Harambee Stars

Ali Bhai who broke to the Kenyan Premier League in 2008 played for three clubs; Western Stima, Bandari and Homeboyz.

Central defender Robinson Kamura is a free agent after parting ways with Kakamega Homeboyz following the expiry of his year-long contract. 

Kamura left the Homeboyz camp on Friday last week after failing to agree on a new deal with the outfit meaning he will remain out of action up to January next year. 

The towering defender joined Homeboyz in November last year as a free agent and played a massive role in clinching the Mozzart Bet Cup on July 1.

Homeboyz beat Tusker 1-0 in the final staged at Kasarani Stadium courtesy of Kevin Amwayi to land their first ever major title since inception. 

Kamura was used in the opening rounds of the season including the CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round home and away ties against Libya'a Al Hilal Benghazi. 

He however dropped in the pecking order as coach Patrick Odhiambo fronted Portipher Odhiambo to fill his space, allowing the former KCB defender room to engage the management over a new deal. 

His performance at Homeboyz also saw him return to the national team as he was recalled in May ahead of the Five Nations tournament held in Mauritius. 

Before joining Homeboyz, the defender had stints with the bankers, AFC Leopards whom he won the 2017 FKF Cup with and Mathare United. 

He served as captain during his stay at the den. 

 

Meanwhile, long-serving midfielder Ali Bhai has announced his retirement from football at the age of 36.

Bhai who broke to the Kenyan Premier League in 2008 played for three clubs; Western Stima, Bandari and Homeboyz. 

The 2022-2023 season was his last at the competitive scene. Until his retirement, he was the Homeboyz first team captain.