“I Can’t Blame Anyone” Omanyala Breaks Silence On Visa Delays As He Stares At Missing World Championships

KEY POINTS

  • Sprinter and fastest man in Africa Ferdinand Omanyala has spoken after revealing that visa delays would probably see him miss world athletics championship in Oregon, US.
  • The championships are set to begin on Friday July 15.
  • Omanyala set the Africa 100m record in September last year after clocking 9.77 seconds.

Sprinter and fastest man in Africa Ferdinand Omanyala has spoken after revealing that visa delays would probably see him miss the world athletics championships in Oregon, US.

In a phone interview with Milele FM Radio, the athlete however denied claims of foul play in the delays saying that he does not blame anybody for that.

According to him, he applied for the visa together with the team that was going to participate in the competition but his visa and that of his manager are yet to be released

“There are things you can’t control. We applied as a team, those of team mates came back but mine and that of my  manager did not. I can’t blame anyone, we are  here at the camp in Kasarani still waiting,” Omanyala said.

He further said that Sports CS Amina Mohammed intervened and sent her representatives to the US embassy so as to find out the reason behind the delays and by the time of speaking to the media, he had not gotten any positive feedback from them.

Omanyala was included in the list of those who would participate in the 100m race in Oregon. The championships are set to begin on Friday July 15.

President Uhuru Kenyatta flagged off the Kenyan athletics team that is to represent the country in Oregon and also in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games in the UK on Tuesday this week.

The  first batch of the athletes left the country on Monday night. The  teams will be representing the country in 18 disciplines in the competitions scheduled for July 15-July 24. Birmingham championships are scheduled for July 28 to August 8 and Omanyala is also set to compete in the race.

Omanyala set the Africa 100m record in September last year after clocking 9.77 seconds.

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