Sensational Kenyan sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala on Tuesday, January 25, shared intricate details of his multi-million sponsorship deal with German multinational corporation, Adidas.
Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, Omanyala stated that he had signed a three-year deal with a +1 clause. The one-year extension is contingent on his progress and form after the three years.
Further, he pointed out that the sponsorship deal would cater for his traveling 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.Ferdinand Omanyala came second at Kip Keino Classics at Kasarani Stadium on Friday, September 18, 2021AthleticsKenya
"(The deal) It's good money, they will sponsor my travelling, kitting and bonuses for every win that I get. The money is a lot, it has surpassed millions," Omanyala stated while skewing around the topic in order to hide the actual figure.
"This year I'm seeking to break more records as opposed to last year," he noted.
In 2021, he broke the continental record during the Kip Keino classic after he clocked in 9.77 seconds- a mere 0.01 seconds shy of the winner, Trayvon Bromell.
Seeking to surpass his records, Omanyala added that he would try the 200 metres race, although he noted that a lot of technicalities came into play.
"There are technicalities that I am yet to learn, but I will try. I will run the 200 metres and 100 metres which will be the mega race," he pointed out.
This comes as Sports management company, DBA Africa, had cut ties with Omanyala in September 2021 over what it termed as 'the two parties not seeing eye to eye in terms of values, co-values, and vision.'
Further, a week later, Snolegal Sports & Entertainment Law parted ways with the athlete- affirming that they had arrived at a unilateral decision with the athlete.
Currently, Omanyala has set his sights on breaking the World Record of 9.58 seconds held by Jamaican legend Usain Bolt.Ferdinand Omanyala during a sprinting session.File
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