Omanyala Date With S.A Gathers Pace

The fastest man in Africa, Ferdinand Omanyala, will compete against the fastest man in South Africa, Akani Simbine, in the fourth leg of the Athletics South Africa (ASA) Grand Prix tonight at the Germiston Athletics Stadium. 

Omanyala, from Kenya, is hoping to build on his win in the 100m at the NWU McArthur Athletics Stadium in Potchefstroom during the third leg of the Grand Prix. 

“I’m not focusing too much on Akani, but I want to race against the clock and run a faster time. We have to push each other to run a fast time. I am going head-to-head against the former African record holder. I am excited and want to put on a great show for the supporters. My goal is to run 9.96 or 9.95, depending on the weather on the day,” said Omanyala.

The African record holder (9.77sec) was not only thrilled with his achievement, but also with the way the ASA Grand Prix in Potch was organized.

While the competition between Omanyala and Simbine is the talk of the town, the East African sprinter is more concerned with improving his personal time. 

Simbine, for one, hopes to utilize the ASA Grand Prix as a springboard for the rest of the season.

The Kempton Park sprinter intends to take it easy in domestic contests before going all out in key international competitions.

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