The sponsors of Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omurwa Omanyala, DBA Africa, have ceased the association with him.
In a statement on Monday, DBA Africa wished Omanyala well in his career, without revealing the reason they left.
“We are proud to have played a huge role in enabling him to compete around the continent resulting in attaining 4 qualifying times for the Tokyo Olympic Games and achieving many National Records and Personal Bests. We would like to take this opportunity to wish Ferdinand well in his future career,”said DBA Africa.
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Ferdinand Omanyala, is a Kenyan sprinter who specializes in the 100m and 200m events. He is currently the African record holder and 8th fastest man of all time in the 100 metres after clocking a time of 9.77 on September 18, 2021 in Nairobi at the Absa Kip Keino Classic Continental Tour.
In early 2016 Ferdinand Omanyala began his athletics career in Kenya as a Freshman in the University of Nairobi. He made this move after a friend noticed his speed while he was playing rugby. He bravely made the switch from rugby to track and only a few weeks later he ran a time of 10.4s in his first AK meet in Kakamega. The same year, he won the national Olympics trials over the 100m distance in a time of 10.37s but never met the qualifying standard for the Olympics which was 10.16s at the time.