While the African 100m champion Ferdinand Omanyala is still celebrating his triumph and looking for further sponsorship, a law firm that handled his doping case has terminated its contract with the athlete.
In a statement, SNOLEGAL Sports and Entertainment Law firm indicated that it had withdrawn its legal representation with Omanyala. On Monday, DBA Africa also announced its termination of contract with the athlete after working together for since March this year.
The law firm’s Principal Counsel Sarah Ochwanda revealed that it was important to clarity the role they played for Omanyala. She said that her firm provided Omanyala with legal, reputation management, Intellectual property management, PR and Communications services up until September 7th when they made a decision to stop representing him.
Ochwanda said they are proud of their efforts in saving the athletes name by correcting false information and defamatory narratives in the media about his past Anti-doping Rule Violation. The terms said its now their time to leave to allow the athlete to grow and take charge of his destiny. She added that they will continue to be proud and celebrate Omanayala’s achievements.
Omanyala was banned for 14 months by Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya in September 17 2018 after testing positive for a banned substance.