Alex Mott

Usain Bolt signs for … Unicef

Athletics legend Usain Bolt has confirmed he has signed a deal with Unicef to play in Soccer Aid.

Sprint legend Usain Bolt has announced he is to take part in Unicef’s Soccer Aid charity match in June, apparently laying to rest reports he was set to sign for Mamelodi Sundowns.

Bolt, 31, has often spoken of his love for football, previously calling himself a supporter of Manchester United and Real Madrid, while he also claimed in January that he will have a trial with Borussia Dortmund in March.

A tweet posted by South African club Sundowns on Monday hinted Bolt was primed to transfer his sprinting talents to professional football for them, uploading a photo of Bolt in their training gear with the caption “football will never be the same”.

However, instead of playing alongside Marco Reus, Bolt will be sharing the pitch with the likes Robbie Williams.

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