African sports association cuts links with sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala

Monday, September 27th, 2021 11:11 |
Ferdinard Omanyala (right) beat Charles Wanjiku and Benson Okoth to win 100m semi-final race. Photo/PD/DAVID NDOLO

DBA sports, a talent nurturing platform for sportsmen and women has severed links with Kenyan sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala. 

Through a statement issued on Monday, September 27, DBA Sports wished Omanyala all the best in his future endeavors after claiming that they played a key role in his career. 

“We are proud to have played a huge role in enabling him to compete around the continent resulting in attaining 4 qualifying times for the Tokyo Olympic Games and achieving many National Records and Personal Best,” the statement read in part. 

Although DBA did not give a reason for its move, the sports association wished Omanyala all the best in his future endeavours. 

“We would like to take this opportunity to wish Ferdinand all the best in his future career,” the sports association said. 

Founded in 2013 and based in Salisbury, England, DBA sports specialises in turning the dreams of sportsmen into reality.

“I want to help the dedicated DBA Athletes to achieve their dreams. All the faces that you’ll find on this website belong to athletes, I’ve played with, worked with and coached.

'They are now some of my closest friends and greatest inspirations who, unbeknownst to them, have been a huge driving force for DBA. Everything they have achieved started with a dream,” a statement on the company’s website read in part. 

On Friday, September 25, ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi met with Omanyala who clocked 9.77 seconds to break Kenya's 100 m National record for the 5th time this season. 

Mudavadi believes Omanyala’s heroics is a clear indication that Kenya has untapped talent that has not been identified and given a platform to showcase their different skills.

 “His incredible performances around the globe are an indication that the country has many more like him, only that they have not been identified and given a platform to showcase their talent,” Mudavadi said.

Omanyala set a new record of 9.77 seconds on Saturday, September 18, making him the seventh-fastest runner of all time and the fastest African sprinter.

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