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  1. Usain Bolt switches career, signs for football team; find out which one

Usain Bolt switches career, signs for football team; find out which one

Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt has shocked the world with just one tweet. 'Lightning Bolt' as he is commonly popularly known as revealed that he has found a second career for himself.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: February 27, 2018 1:55 PM
Usain Bolt to play for Soccer Aid World XI. (Twitter)

Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt has shocked the world with just one tweet. ‘Lightning Bolt’ as he is commonly popularly known as revealed that he has found a second career for himself. Bolt revealed that he will be playing for ‘Soccer Aid World XI’. He will make his debut on June 10, 2018, against England at Manchester United’s home ‘Old Trafford’. Bolt on February 25 took to Twitter and said that he has signed for a football team. In a short clip, Bolt was seen making the announcement and telling fans that he will reveal the name of the mystery club on February 27, Tuesday, at 8 am GMT (1:30 pm IST). Regarded as the greatest sprinter of all times, the eight-time 100 m and 200 m Olympic gold medallist hung his boots after 2017 IAAF World Championships, London. He had often talked about his fondness for football and has even trained for Bundesliga club, Borussia Dortmund.

He also professed his love for the legendary English club Manchester United on numerous occasions. Interestingly, although Bolt tried to keep the name of his mystery team a secret, a South African club thought to drop a hint on their own on the micro-blogging site.

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South African giant Memelodi Sundowns on their Twitter account posted a picture of the 31-year-old retired sprinter and said,” Football will never be the same. Find out tomorrow [Tuesday] 8am GMT.”

Bolt was seen wearing the training kit of the club. The Sundowns are currently top of the South African Premier Division. Following his poor performance in the World Championships in August 2017, the track and field legend had said that he was eyeing some role in football. He said that it is something that he wants to do and is trying to get fit. “My doctor finally passed me after my hamstring problems at the world championships, so now I can start training. I’ve started training while I’m here and trying to get into shape before I get home and next year I’ll get a trial and we’ll take it from there,” Bolt said.

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