By Chineze Ogugua
Retired sprinter, Usain Bolt will finally live out his dream of playing for Manchester United in a legends match against Barcelona as soon as he recovers from a hamstring complaint.
Bolt is committed to the September 2 charity match at Old Trafford pending his fitness and could line up with United legends Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes in the event, which has been organised to raise money for the Manchester United foundation.
The Jamaican sprint legend suffered a hamstring injury in his final race at the just concluded IAAF World Championships.
Bolt has had an illustrious sprinting career winning eight Olympic gold medals and currently is the 100m world record holder.
In an emotional farewell at the London Stadium, Bolt revealed his desire to play football:
“Well, I’ve always said that I wanted to play football because it’s something I think I’ll be good at. But right now, after pulling my hamstring, I’m not really worried about that at this moment.”
With age not on his side, Bolt will just have to stick to charitable football events like this and that is if he recovers from his hamstring injury in time.