African record holder Ferdinand Omanyala has officially signed a sponsorship deal with global merchandise Adidas.
The news comes days after sports management company, DBA Africa, cut ties with the sprinter in September saying Omanyala had attracted global attention.
DBA Africa had sponsored Omanyala since March this year but said it had ceased association with the athlete.
Sarah Ochwanda, who is the Principal Counsel at the law firm, disclosed that it was necessary to clarify the role they played for Omanyala.
Ochwanda explained that her firm provided Omanyala with legal, reputation management, Intellectual property management, PR and Communications services up until September 7 when they made a unilateral decision to cease representing him.
The Kenyan was beaten by a hundredth of a second by Bromell who also ran the fastest time in 2021 of 9:76 during the Kip Keino classic event held at Kasarani Stadium.
This put him in the history books as the sixth-fastest track sprinter over the distance.
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 Adidas contract details are still sketchy but Sonkonews will unfold once we get the details.
Omanyala, the fast Kenyan sprinter to reach the 100 m semi-final at the Olympics during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games, is now the eighth all-time fastest 100 m sprinter while Bromell is tied in sixth place with fellow countryman Christian Coleman.
Bolt set the World Record time of 9.58 set at the 2009 Berlin World Championships.
Omanyala was recently decorated with the prestigious Order of the Grand Warrior (OGW) award.