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Ferdinand Omanyala beats Eliud Kipchoge to lift the Sportsman of the year Award

Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omurwa Omanyala defeated the double Olympic champion, Eliud Kipchoge to win the Sportsman of the year Award during the 18th edition of the Sports Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA) that were held on Tuesday night (25) at the Bukhungu stadium in Kakamega County.

The national 100m record holder floored Olympic 800m champion Emmanuel Korir and Africa and National rally champion Carl “Flash” Tundo for the men’s title.

The second-year Bachelor of Science student at the University of Nairobi rose to stardom in Lagos Nigeria where he clocked 10.01 seconds on 30th March 2021 at an athletic event dubbed the ‘Making of Champions (MOC) Grand Prix’ where he met the qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The rugby-player-turned-sprinter warmed up hearts of Kenyans by clocking an impressive African best time of 9.77 seconds breaking the 9.85s record that had been set by Akani Simbine from South Africa at the Kip-Keino Classics that was held at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani in September.