Ferdinand Omanyala is the man of the moment after his heroic performance this past week. For those who might not know who he is, let me give you a quick backstory.

Ferdinand is an athlete who run an African record 9.77 in the 100mt sprint this past Sunday. His feat was made all the sweeter after he beat legendary American sprinter, Justin Gatlin during the event.

Since then, different brands have been pining for him and his time in a bid to capitalise on that new-found fame. 

One of those brands was on hand today as Omanyala was presented with a brand new car. During his speech as he received the car, he spoke on the tough experiences he had gone through before his big break.

Omanyala revealed that his girlfriend had been a rock for him during those trying periods saying,

"I trained for six months and we had no money. Thanks to my girlfriend, she was paying the rent and taking care of the bills as she had a job. She would bring the money to the table and tell me how to budget it, telling me what was training money, rent, and food. I would come back from training and find that she has boiled water and is ready to take care of me and I feel good"

Now that his hard work was bearing fruit he said that he was ready to repay the favour. He finished off by promising that he would give his woman whatever she wanted in the future,

"So even me, where I have fikad, I am also trying to take care of her and give her back. She will get anything she wants. She has been a part of this story."