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Usain Bolt’s big football announcement was not what anyone expected

Having suggested he was about to join a football team, 100 metre world-record holder Usain Bolt revealed he is to take part in Soccer Aid.

football Updated: Feb 27, 2018 20:44 IST
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100 metre world-record holder Usain Bolt revealed he is to take part in Soccer Aid today. (AFP)

Sprint legendUsain Bolt has announced he is to take part in Unicef’s Soccer Aid charity match in June, apparently laying to rest reports he was set to sign forMamelodi Sundowns.

The eight-time Olympic championteased fans on social media with a video on Sunday in which he claimed to have signed for a football team, causing speculation to go into overdrive.

Bolt, 31, has often spoken of his love for football, previously calling himself a supporter of Manchester United and Real Madrid, while he also claimed in January that he will have a trial with Borussia Dortmund in March.

A tweet posted by South African clubSundowns on Monday hinted Bolt was primedto transfer his sprinting talents to professional football for them, uploading a photo of Bolt in their training gear with the caption “football will never be the same”.

However, Bolt’s announcement revealed he will actually be appearing alongside singerRobbie Williams in a charity football matchat Old Trafford on June 10.

First Published: Feb 27, 2018 16:02 IST