Usain Bolt Heading to the Soccer Field

February 6th, 2018
posted by admin 9:23 am

Usain Bolt has stated that he is deadly serious about pursuing a career as a soccer player. The retired athletics legend hung out with with players from Sundowns players during a visit to the Mamelodi training outlet situated at Chloorkop, in Gauteng, South Africa, and as he joined their exercises, it looks like he may have his work cut out for him!

 

Bolt Left Gasping for Breath

 

The eight-time Olympic champion so well known to punters who make use of the betting sites Australia and the rest of the world make use of joined coach PitsoMosimane’s players during the PSL club’s morning session at the their Chloorkop training facility, and by the time Mosimane had finished with him, Bolt was winded, to say the least.

 

The 31-year old athlete hailing from Jamaica, who counts himself as one of Manchester United’s biggest fans, was the first to admit that he is not nearly as fit as he used to be, and will need to do a lot of work in order to get back into shape before the trial at Borussia Dortmund later on in March this year.

 

A Long Held Dream

 

Bolt spoke of it being an ambition of his for many years, and how he had decided that, upon retiring from athletics, that, if he ever got the chance, he would give his all to a career as a soccer player. He stated that it had long been something he was interested in trying, and that he was 100% serious about it. He also acknowledged that the Sundowns training session told him that he needed to focus on getting fit and although he made have made sports history on the track, the soccer field was another story altogether.

 

A Very Good Experience

 

Bolt initially managed to hold his own with the leaders of the Premier League as they underwent their training session, but as the morning sun and the demands of the session itself started taking their toll, he dropped back more and more before eventually leaving the field.

 

He stated that the training with Sundowns was a great experience, and that he didn’t know how quick he was with the ball, but if he kicked and run he could make it. He has resolved that, upon returning to Jamaica, he will undergo more training to get fit enough to play properly in March.

 

Cricket Was His First Love

 

Bolt stepped away from the track last year, announcing his official retirement after the World Championships in London in August, and although he has now set his sights on a career in soccer, he stated that the game of cricket was his first love. He added that he has always played soccer, but that he had a special space in his heart for cricket, and that he used to be a goalkeeper when he started out. He was a keeper in primary school, and through the years he has always enjoyed it, and has always played soccer. His coach went so far as to ban him, pleading with him to stop playing, but he finally has some space in his life for it now.

 

 

 

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