Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala is set to miss World Championship in Oregon USA following delays in receiving his visa to travel to the United States.
Confirming the news was his spokesperson after the sprinter had already been included in the 100m event which will kick off tomorrow, Friday 14th July 2022.
“Sadly, I won’t be participating in this year’s world championships in Oregon. I did not get my visa in time for travel,” Said Omanyala’s spokesperson
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Speaking after the news was Omanyala himself who expressed how sad he felt even after going through vigorous training in readiness for the event. He has however promised to remain positive and focus on the Budapest world championships set for next year.
“It’s hard for me too because we worked hard and even trained through pain, but like I always say, positivity, everything happens for a reason.
“We will redeem ourselves at the Budapest world championships next year. We also have the Commonwealth Games coming in two weeks’ time. Thanks for the support and prayers.” Said Omanyala
The 26-year-old hit headlines when he won the Kip Keino Classic in September 2021 at a record time of 9.77 seconds setting a new record in Africa in the 100m race.