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Sprinter Usain Bolt trains with football club in Norway



Usain Bolt

Acclaimed as the World’s fastest man, eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt is living up to his dream of becoming a professional footballer as he currently trains with Norwegian top-flight football team Stromsgodset.

The Manchester United fan has spoken previously about wanting to get into professional football after retiring from athletics last year.

Bolt, 31, is scheduled to play a training match against Norway Under-19s in his week at the club.

“He is a good football player, otherwise he would not have been training with us,” said Stromsgodset director, Jostein Flo.

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“His presence will undoubtedly be a great inspiration for players, coaches, and the whole club.”

This is the third club the Jamaican sprinter has trained with this year, having been with Borussia Dortmund and South African club Sundowns earlier.

The 100m and 200m world record holder was quoted as saying, “Maybe a club will see something and decide to give me a chance.”

However, Bolt is currently training ahead of a Charity match, as he will captain a team of celebrities and footballers at the Soccer Aid match for Unicef.

The match is billed for June 10 at Manchester United’s home gorund, Old Trafford.

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