DBA Africa has terminated its contract with the Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omurwa Omanyala.
According to a press release dated Monday, September 27, DBA Africa Sports Management said that it has terminated their contract with the sprinter who has attracted global attention.
The company, in its statement, highlighted its pivotal role in enabling the athlete compete in local, continental and international championships including the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games that propelled him to fame.
“We are proud to have played a huge role in enabling him to compete around the continent resulting in attaining four qualifying times for the Tokyo Olympic Games and achieving many national records and personal best,” read part of the statement.
Speaking to athletics.co.ke on phone, DBA Africa Programs Director Lylle Asiligwa said it terminated its engagement with the athlete owing to different value sets represented by each faction.
We have parted ways with Omanyala. Our parts have become different from Omanyala because we don’t share the same values, and vision,” one of the representatives from DBA Africa stated.
Asiligwa added that the Kenyan sprinter approached them in December 2020 and have worked with him for a good part of the year so far.
Omanyala has not yet responded to the new developments to give his side of the story.
Omanyala in recent weeks has been the talk of the town due to his record-breaking race at the second edition of the Kikeino Classic continental Tour that was held at the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani.
Omanyala was beaten by a hundredth of a second by United States Trayvon Bromell who ran the fastest time in 2021 of 9:76 that put him in history books as the sixth fastest track sprinter over the distance.