Omanyala Sends Appeal to Kenyans Over Nyayo Stadium Race

Ferdinand Omanyala
A photo of Commonwealth Champion Ferdinand Omanyala during a past training session at Kasarani Stadium.

Commonwealth Games 100m champion Ferdinand Omanyala called on Kenyans to show up and support him as he competes in the finals of the Athletics Kenyan Track and Field Meet.

After setting his World Lead Time of 9:86 on Friday, February 24, Omanyala rallied Kenyans to attend the 100m finals at Nyayo Stadium at 1:50 pm.

“It's your boy Ferdinand Omanyala, and we have been here for the Athletics Kenya Field and Track Meet. It has gone well so far, and if you have not heard of it we dropped a World Lead in 100m.

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“Tomorrow (February 25), we are going to break it. Come out to support. It being a Saturday, I know many of you do not have things to do. Let us have fun at Nyayo Stadium. See you there,’ Omanyala stated.

Athletics Kenya announced that supporters would enter the stadiums for free. 

After his win, Omanyala highlighted his plan to lower the time on Saturday, February 24, in the final.

Omanyala also pointed out that he did not see any other sprinter who posed a threat to him as his focus was on setting a new world record.

“For sure, this season I don’t see anybody (as a threat). It is just me against time. I am looking at the time,” Omanyala added.

The African 100m champion added that he felt his body was at its peak and aimed to win both the World Championships and the Diamond League trophy.

Coming from the indoor tour, the Commonwealth 100m champion set the current Kenyan record in the 60m race with a time of 6:54 seconds, where he registered three victories and one loss.

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