Thembinkosi Sekgaphane
Phakaaathi Digital Administrator
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15 Feb 2017
1:14 pm

WATCH: Bolt wants to become a soccer player. But does he have the skills?

Thembinkosi Sekgaphane

Jamaican legend Usain Bolt reckons he could be as good as Wayne Rooney. Judge for yourself.

The undisputed sprint king of the past decade will train with Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund for a week as he eyes a future in football.

The 30-year-old is a Manchester United supporter and an admirer of the Red Devils’ legendary coach Alex Ferguson, and has expressed a desire to play for the English giants.

Check out the videos below to see if the fastest man who’s ever lived has even half a chance at his age of making an impact on the beautiful game.

Let’s just say we’ve seen worse.

“There are so many things that I want to do, I’ve no idea where I’m going to start, I definitely want to just relax,” the 30-year-old told Laureus.

“I’ve always wanted to try play football so that’s in the pipeline, we’ll see what happens.

“I’m going to get a chance to train at Dortmund, which is good. I think I’m going to go there for a week and just to train and feel it out.

“I’ve had people suggest different teams or ways we could get into football so we’ve been looking into those things but were not sure what’s going on yet.

“At any level, I just want to see if I would be any good, because I play football all the time with my friends and I think I’m at a good level, so if I train and actually put some work in I think I could be pretty good.

“I’m not going to say I’m going to be the best footballer in the world, but I will be at a good level I would say … maybe at Wayne Rooney level, you know what I mean?”