The eight-time Olympic gold medallist ended speculation that he was joining Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Mamelodi Sundowns.

He initially tweeted on Sunday that he had signed for a football team and called on his fans to find out which team was it on Tuesday morning.

The tweet read: “I’ve signed for a football team! Find out which one this Tuesday at 8am GMT.”

Sundowns hinted at the news that the sprinter might have joined the club after tweeting a picture with a caption, “Football will never be the same”, before the news was officially announced.

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Bolt’s Soccer Aid World XI will go up against global pop star Robbie Williams’ England, with both teams made up of stars and football legends competing at Old Trafford in Manchester this winter.

The international friendly match will take place on Sunday, 10 June, just a few days before the Fifa World Cup commences in Russia.

The 100m world record-holder tweeted a video this morning in which he expressed his excitement at the prospect of playing in the match.