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Usain Bolt to train with Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund on Friday

Retired athletics star Usain Bolt is all set to have a trial with German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund on Friday. The eight-time Olympic gold medallist had announced last January that he would be training with the club.

football Updated: Mar 22, 2018 19:11 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse, Berlin
Usain Bolt,Borussia Dortmund,Bundesliga
Usain Bolt retired from athletics after World Athletics Championships London 2017.(Getty Images)

Athletics legend Usain Bolt, who has ambitions to start a football career at 31, will train with Borussia Dortmund on Friday, the Bundesliga club has announced.

“Bolt is coming!” tweeted the German league club while the Jamaican sprint star wrote “BVB, get ready for Friday #BVBolt #NewLevels @bvb09 @pumafootball,” on his official account.

The event is a publicity stunt as both Bolt and Dortmund are sponsored by Puma.

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The training is scheduled at 1030 local time (0930 GMT) and will be open to the public with huge media interest expected.

Bolt, who holds the world records for the 100m and 200m, had announced last January that he would be training with Dortmund during the current international break.

Since retiring from athletics last year, Bolt has made no secret of his dreams to play football.

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The Manchester United fan will line up opposite British pop star Robbie Williams in a charity football match at Old Trafford on June 10.

Bolt, an eight-time Olympic gold medallist, will captain the Soccer Aid World XI in a match to raise funds for the United Nations Children’s Fund, Unicef.

First Published: Mar 22, 2018 19:11 IST