Usain Bolt on the Old Trafford pitch in 2012 with his medals from the 2012 London Olympics.
Usain Bolt on the Old Trafford pitch in 2012 with his medals from the 2012 London Olympics.

Bolt signs on for UK charity game

EIGHT-time Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt will play in Soccer Aid later this year.

The 31-year-old announced on Sunday that he was signing for a football team and South African outfit Mamelodi Sundowns hinted it was them by posting a picture on Twitter a day later.

But it was revealed on Tuesday morning that Bolt, who hung up his spikes after the World Championships in London last year, will take part in the star-studded Unicef match at Old Trafford on June 10.

Bolt will form part of a World XI which will go head-to-head with singer Robbie Williams's England XI at Old Trafford.

The world's fastest man, a Manchester United fan, has previously spoken of his desire to play football and once had a trial with German side Borussia Dortmund. Bolt said: "It is my dream to make it as a professional footballer, so to be able to step out onto the pitch at Old Trafford in June, and play against some of football's biggest legends, is going to be remarkable."


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