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Ferdinand Omanyala reveals his contract with ADIDAS

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.

Ferdinand Omanyala introduces the man behind his successes

Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omurwa Omanyala has revealed the man behind his recent success. The National Record holder, took the title of the eight fastest man in the world in 100m after thrashing Akani Simbine’s African record at the 2nd edition of the Kip Keino Classic in that was held in September this year.

Omanyala has decided to reveal the details of his top-rated foreign manager, who also doubles up as his coach. Through his social media page, Omanyala stated that Marcel Viljoen is the man who has been pushing him to the limits.

“Despite the numerous challenges, we have truly enjoyed some incredible highlights this year. From an intense training camp in South Africa, to the Athletics Kenya Olympic trials, to the Tokyo milestones European breakthroughs, and finally, the big finish on home soil, giving me the title of the fastest man in Africa!” he praised his manager.

Marcel 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.

Ferdinand Omanyala and his Manager Marcel Viljoen During Past Training Session. PHOTO: Ferdinand Omanyala

Apart from managing Omanyala, he has two more athletes under his label such as Jacent Nyamahunge from Uganda and Galaletsang Ramorwa of Russia.

Before Omanyala picked Marcel, he was under Coach Duncan Ayiemba before he was sanctioned with a 14-month ban by the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK).

manyala’s decision to introduce his coach comes just days after his sponsor pull out. Sports management company, DBA Africa, decided to terminate the contract with the athlete 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.

Despite the double loss, Omanyala has maintained his silence on his next move.