Thursday 23 May, 2019

Usain Bolt signs for football team

Usain Bolt has announced through a Facebook video that he has signed for a football club. However, the 31-year-old eight-time Olympic champion did not disclose the team.

Bolt in a very short video on Sunday said he would make the announcement on Tuesday, February 27.

He also  tweeted to say "I've signed for a football team! Find out which one this Tuesday at 8am GMT."

The Jamaican, who retired last year after an incredible track and field career that also included 11 world titles, had previously stated that he was heading for a trial with Borussia Dortmund in March as he is looking to pursue a football career.

Bolt said he was looking forward to his trial with Dortmund before making a decision on whether he had a career in football.

"That is something that I want to do, as you said I have trials with Borussia Dortmund so that's something that is on the table," he said.

"After the trials, then I can determine if it makes sense to do it or it doesn't make sense. That's what the plan is."

Dortmund are sitting second in Bundesliga this season on 40 points, 20 behind leader Bayern Munich.

Bolt has always spoken of his desire to play football once his sprinting career was over and last month he had a training stint with South African club Mamelodi Sundowns.

But after a training session with the club, Jeremy Brockie says the former star sprinter will have some work to do if he is to realize his dream of playing as a professional footballer.

While admitting that the Jamaican clearly had plenty of speed, confidence and displayed some good footwork, Brockie assessed that the world 100 and 200-metre world record holder still had plenty to work on if he is to embark on a professional career.

Watch the video uploaded by the sprinting legend.

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