Kenya’s sprinting sensation Ferdinard Omanyala has signed a multi-million deal with global sports brand Adidas.
The 100m African record holder told the media on Tuesday, that the multi-million deal with Adidas is valid for three years with a possible extension, and will see Adidas pay his travel, kitting and accommodation expenses.
Omanyala will also receive bonuses on gold medals won and records broken.
“The deal is 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,” he said.
Ferdinand Omanyala Joins National Police Service
The athlete rose to fame in 2021 after becoming the African 100m record holder. In December the same year, he announced that he had joined the General Service Unit as part of the elite Recce Squad.
“It is an honour to serve the National Police Service and I promise to give my best as an athlete. I also understand that there is life after sprinting,” he stated at the time.
He was set to start his duties in the National Police Service in January 2022.
The National Police Service, in December 2021, explained that Omanyala would be representing the security forces in future competitions.
The National Police has produced some of Kenya’s best athletes including David Rudisha, Ezekiel Kemboi, Abel Kirui, and Julius Yego.