Eight times Olympic gold medalist in athletics, Usain Bolt is set to join a football team soon after a successful career in athletics. Bolt on Sunday via his twitter handle said he will on Tuesday reveal the name of the team he has joined, after 12 trials with top club sides.
Bolt, who retired last year following the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, also revealed last month he was set for a trial with Borussia Dortmund in March.
The 31-year-old Jamaican has also repeatedly expressed an interest in turning out for Premier League giants Manchester United, the club he supports, while he also recently offered his services to David Beckham’s new Major League Soccer franchise, Futbol Miami.
“It’s something that I want to do,” Bolt told the Daily Express in January. “In March we’re going to do trials with Dortmund and that will determine what I do with that career, which way it goes.
“If they say I’m good, and that I need a bit of training, I’ll do it.
“It makes me nervous. I don’t get nervous but this is different, this is football now. It’ll take time to adjust but once I play a few times I’ll get used to it. It was the same when I started track and field.
“ I was nervous for a while until I started getting used to the crowd, people and everyone around and it falls into place,
“One of my biggest dreams is to sign for Manchester United. If Dortmund say I’m good enough, I’ll crack on and train hard.
“I’ve spoken to Alex Ferguson and I told him he needs to put in a good word. He told me if I get fit and ready; he will see what he can do.”