Seven athletes including Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala will benefit from a scholarship offered by the National Olympics Committee of Kenya (NOCK).

NOCK Secretary-General Francis Mutuku revealed the team will receive Sh100,000 monthly stipend for two years while.

Mutuku revealed the news during the cheque issuing ceremony in which he noted the athletes will undergo training to prepare for the Paris Olympics in 2024.

According to Mutuku, the scholarship will help the athletes prepare for competitions as he affirmed the funds will be provided monthly.

"With that, they will maintain preparation and continue competing clean. For as long as they are on the path to Olympics, the money will be there every month," Mutuku said.

While acknowledging the gesture, Omanyala said the move boosts the athletes.

Omanyala who aims to emerge the winner in the 100m race in the Paris Olympics said the support comes in handy and believes it will help a great deal in his preparation.

"My main aim is to win the 2024 Olympics 100 metres and this support comes in handy. As much as there is some other support, this one comes in handy and I believe it will go a long way in helping me prepare," Omanyala said.

Other athletes whose names feature in the NOCK scholarship list include Beatrice Chebet, Nicholas Kipkorir, Jacob Krop and Margaret Kipkemboi Chelimo.