The US Embassy has broken silence on the standoff around the Kenyan sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala Omurwa’s delayed visa for World Champion Athletics in Euegene, Eregon in United States, that is slated to kick off tomorrow, Friday, 15th July 2022.
According to US Embassy, the Kenyan fastest sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala is free to travel to the United States for the Word Athletics Champions, Oregon 2022.
On Thursday after Omanyala’s spokesperson told the Reuters that he (Omanyala) won’t travel to United States for the World Champion Athletics competition over delayed visa, US Embassy confirmed to Citizen Digital that Omanyala has his visa and can travel anytime he wants.
The embassy asked Omanyala’s management to counter check whether there were problems during the procession.
Omanyala’s spokesperson had ruled out that the celebrated 100M heat sprinter will not participate in tomorrow’s world championships over the delayed visa.
“Sadly, I won’t be participating in this year’s world championships in Oregon. I did not get my visa in time to travel” said Omanyala’s spokesperson.
Omanyala had also expressed sadness on Wednesday after he revealed that he had failed to travel to United States for the world championships competition since he hadn’t received the visa on time.
“Sad that I haven’t travelled to Oregon yet and the 100m is in two days” said Omanyala through his social media handles.