Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Usain Bolt Trains With South African Football Club

The fastest man on earth, Jamaican Usain Bolt, yesterday joined South African side Mamelodi Sundowns at their Chloorkop training facility.

The 31-year-old eight-time Olympic gold medalist and 100m and 200m world record holder is visiting the country as part of an Athletics South Africa development scheme.

The 2016 African champions announced Bolt's arrival on their Twitter account and also posted a video of the Jamaican in training with the squad.


Bolt, who retired from athletics after August's world championships in London, is famously a Manchester United fan and has often spoken of his desire to play football.

"Good thing is he's a free agent! And he can play in a few positions," Sundowns manager Pitso Mosiname, cheekily said.

Midfielder Percy Tau was thrilled to train alongside Bolt.

"Usain, thank you for coming down today, it was an honor to play with you, I saw you even managed to score a goal," he said.

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