Ferdinand Omanyala is into the men's 100m final tomorrow ©Getty Images

Kenyan Ferdinand Omanyala posted the fastest time in the semi-finals of the men's 100 metres to set up a final showdown with South African Akani Simbine at the African Athletics Championships in Mauritius.

The African record holder posted a time of 10.07sec to qualify from the first heat, joined by Namibia’s Gilbert Maseko Hainuca and Noa Bibi from Mauritius.

He is to meet Simbine, who lost the continental record to Omanyala, when he ran 9.77 at altitude in Nairobi.

In heat three, Simbine finished in 10.09 to qualify with Emmanuel Matadi of Liberia and Nigerian Raymond Ekevwo.

Cameroon’s Eseme Emanuel Alobwede finished first in heat two, moving into the final with South African Henricho Bruintjies.

Three sprinters were clear of the rest in their respective women’s 100m semi-finals, with The Gambia’s Gina Bass setting a new personal best in heat one in a time of 11.08 to qualify top in front of Quincy Malekani of Zambia and Botswana’s Oarabile Tshosa.

Heat two was dominated by Aminatou Seyni from Niger, who set the best time of the day of 11.05, also a new personal best.

Hellen Makumba of Zambia qualified along with her.

Carina Horn of South Africa recorded a time of 11.08 in the last heat, finishing comfortably in front of Tima Godbless of Nigeria and Kenya’s Maximilla Imali, who completed the line-up for tomorrow’s final.

Aminatou Seyni and Gina Bass are into the women's 100m final ©Getty Images
Aminatou Seyni and Gina Bass are into the women's 100m final ©Getty Images

In the men’s 10,000m final, it was an Ethiopian one-two, with the victory going to Abrahama Mogos in a time of 29min 19.01sec, finishing three seconds in front of Gudeta Debele.

Abrahama Longosiwa from Kenya took the bronze medal in 29:23.02.

Women’s shot put gold was awarded today too, with Ischke Senekal of South Africa throwing furthest with a fifth-round effort of 16.40 metres.

Carine Mekam Ndong of Gabon was second with 15.87m and Zonica Lindeque of South Africa completed the podium with a best of 15.79m.

Allan Cumming of South Africa dramatically snatched the men’s hammer throw title in the last round with an effort of 69.13m, dropping his team-mate Tshepang Makhethe into silver with 68.75m.

Bronze went to Egyptian Alaaeldin Elashry with a best of 68.24m

Finally, Odile Ahouanwanou of Benin leads the women’s heptathlon standings after four of the seven events having so far won three.

She sits on 3,574 points, far in front of Shannon Verster of South Africa on 3,179, who defeated her in the high jump.

Kemi Petersen of Nigeria is currently third on 2,989.