Usain Bolt is continuing to chase his dream to play soccer professionally.
The eight-time Olympic champion begun a week-long training stint with Norwegian top-flight side Stromsgodset on Wednesday, the Tippeligaen club confirmed.
Bolt, 31, trained with Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund earlier in 2018 and scored a header in training and was said to have impressed despite the training sessions largely seen as a publicity stunt.
With Stromsgodset, like Dortmund and Bolt, also sponsored by Puma, it appears this could also be a nice little publicity stunt for the Norwegian side. So if the team you support is sponsored by Puma, look out for Bolt very soon…
The Jamaican sprinter will play in Soccer Aid at Manchester United’s Old Trafford home on June 10, with this stint at Stromsgodset seen as a way for him to warm up for that match.
However, it appears that the Norwegian side are quite impressed with what they have seen.
“He is a good football player, otherwise he would not have been training with us,” director of football Jostein Flo said, via the BBC.
Bolt was given the shirt number 9.58 by Stromsgodset, which is of course the time of his world-record 100m success.
He will play in a training game against Norway’s U-19 side during his time with Stromsgodset.