Africa’s fastest sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala has landed an ambassadorial job with Aids Healthcare Foundation (AHF).
The largest global AIDS organization on Wednesday announced, in a press statement, that Omanyala will be its Africa ambassador for one of its programs, Vaccinate Our World (VOW) Campaign.
According to the organization, Omanyala, an African record holder and the eighth fastest man of all time in the 100-metre race, will be expected to use his voice and influence to encourage as many people as possible across Africa to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Omanyala is expected to be officially unveiled on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at AHF Plaza, 3rd Parklands Avenue.
Those expected at the Omanyala unveiling event include; Dr Samuel Kinyanjui, Country Director, Aids Healthcare Foundation, Kenya, Dr Willis Akhwale, Department of Disease Control and Prevention, Kenya and Dr Penninah Lutung, Bureau Chief of Aids Healthcare Foundation Africa.
Omanyala star has been rising since 2019 when he won the national title on 100 metres, and went ahead to set a new national record of 10.00 seconds in the 2020 Summer Games semifinals.
In March 2021, he set a national record of 10.01 seconds in the100 metres in winning a meeting at Yabatech Sport Complex, in Lagos, Nigeria.
On September 18, 2021, he ran a 9.77 (+1.2 m/s) for his new personal best at the Absa Kip Keino Classic Continental Tour held in Nairobi, Kenya coming in a close second place behind Trayvon Bromell of USA running the 2021 world leading time of 9.76