Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala has dropped his coach Duncan Ayiemba as he prepares for the coming Olympic Games scheduled to be held in 2024 in Paris, France.
Ayiemba nurtured Omanyala and took him to World Indoor Championships, World Championships and also made him the Commonwealth Games 100m champion. Ayiemba is also credited as the who took Omanyala to the prestigious Diamond League series, making him to be the first Kenyan to race in 100m race.
The new coach Geoffrey Kimani, shared his joy on his social media handle X (formerly Twitter) saying, “ New Dawn…Back on track, and greatly honoured to take up the role of Sprints Coach to Ferdinand Omanyala through a busy 2024 season.”
Back on track, and greatly honored in taking up the role of Sprints Coach to @Ferdiomanyala through a busy 2024 season
We will be kicking off the season with the World Indoors in March 2024…
— Geoffrey Kimani (@GeoffKimani) October 24, 2023
Omanyala who is reported to be on a holiday in Mombasa with his family has not yet started training but has taken time off the track to rest.
The 27 year-old joins former World 100m champion Fred Kerley and Olympic 100m champion Marcel Jacobs who also dropped their coaches as they prepare for Paris Olympic Game.