Eight-time Olympic gold medalist and 100m and 200m world record holder, Usain Bolt, yesterday joined South African side Mamelodi Sundowns at their Chloorkop training facility.
The 31-year-old Jamaican sprinter, is visiting the country as part of an Athletics South Africa development scheme.
Bolt, who retired from athletics after August’s world championships in London, is famously a Manchester United fan and has often spoken of his desire to play football.
The South African football club announced Bolt’s arrival on their Twitter account and also posted a video of the Jamaican in training with the squad.
Sundowns manager Pitso Mosiname, cheekily said, “Good thing is he’s a free agent! And he can play in a few positions,”.
Midfielder Percy Tau who was thrilled to train alongside Bolt said, “Usain, thank you for coming down today, it was an honor to play with you, I saw you even managed to score a goal,”.