The eight fastest man in history of 100m race, Ferdinand Omanyala Omurwa has revealed some of his contract details with German multinational corporation, Adidas.
Omanyala stated that he had signed a three-year deal with a +1 clause. The one-year extension depends on his progress and form after the three years.
The sponsorship deal will cater for his travelling expenses and accommodation during national and international events.
The package deal also involves bonuses on every gold medal he clinches as well as records he breaks.
“(The contract) It’s good money, they will sponsor my travelling, knitting and bonuses for every win that I get. The money is a lot, it has surpassed millions.
“This year I’m seeking to break more records as opposed to last year,” he noted.
Omanyala is coached Marcel Viljoen from South Africa who is an accredited Athlete Representative by World Athletics (WA) and is the founder of Fitness From Africa which is based in South Africa and has over 25 years of coaching experience.
The 26 years-old is said that he is going for the 200m race, although he noted that a lot of technicalities come into play.
“There are technicalities that I am yet to learn, but I will try. I will run the 200m and 100m which will be the mega race,” said Omanyala.
In September last year, the Sports management company, DBA Africa, decided to terminate the contract with the Omanyala owing to different value sets represented by each faction.
“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.
Two days later SNOLegal Sports & Entertainment Law announced their withdrawal of legal and advisory services offered to Omanyala.
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.