JOHANNESBURG, February 27 – Despite speculation that sprint legend Usain Bolt would be signing for Mamelodi Sundowns, the 31-year-old has instead committed to playing a charity soccer match in June.
Bolt has committed to the Soccer Aid for Unicef match on June 10, as part of a new look charity campaign for Unicef UK and ITV.
Bolt’s Soccer Aid World XI will go up against Robbie’s England with competing teams made up of A-list stars and footballing legends set to take place at Old Trafford, in Manchester, England.
On Monday, both Sundowns and the retired athlete fuelled rumours that he would be joining a professional football club.
Bolt tweeted on Monday : “I’ve signed for a football team! Find out which one this Tuesday.”
Sundowns then tweeted along with a picture of Bolt from last month when he trained with the club as part of a promotion: “Football will never be the same. Find out tomorrow.”
– African News Agency (ANA)