Usain Bolt to visit Mamelodi Sundowns on Monday

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The Jamaican sprinting legend will be making a highly anticipated visit to South African shores this coming week

Retired Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt will be visiting Mamelodi Sundowns' training base at Chloorkop on Monday, the club confirmed.

The multiple Olympic gold medallist and world record holder for the 100m and 200m sprint is arguably the world’s most recognisable athlete and will arrive in South Africa in the coming days as he is scheduled to participate in an athletics development project.

However, it seems that Sundowns have also utilised their ties with sporting apparel company Puma wisely, the same company who sponsors the sprinting legend, as Bolt is expected to link up with Pitso Mosimane and his troops on Monday.

The club confirmed the presence of the 31-year-old by issuing an invite to the media for the event which will not only see Bolt spend some time with the Sundowns team on the field, but will engage with the South African media on Monday afternoon.

Bolt, who has previously expressed his desire to one day play for Manchester United since retiring from the athletics track, is certainly no stranger to Masandawana as he was arguably the most high-profile celebrity to publicly offer the Brazilians his well wishes during their successful continental triumph where they eventually emerged as the 2016 Caf Champions League victors.

Meanwhile, it has been previously reported that in order for Bolt to achieve his dream of playing for Manchester United, he will have to undergo a trial with German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund. The trial is scheduled to take place in March this year.

Nonetheless, Bolt, who retired after the 2017 World Championships in London has 11 World Championship gold medals to boast from and his presence in Tshwane will certainly be felt as he links up with one of the growing giants of African football.

 

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