Usain Bolt makes football debut with Central Coast Mariners

AUSTRALIA was given a glimpse of what Usain Bolt had to offer on Friday as the sprint superstar kicked off his hopeful football career with the Central Coast Mariners.

The Mariners are trialling the 32-year-old ahead of their 2018/19 A-League charge after he expressed a desire to chase his lifelong footballing dream.

They kicked off at Central Coast Stadium in front of nearly 10,000 fans against a team of local amateur players in Gosford, Central Coast Select.

The Jamaican star, who still holds the 100m world record of 9.58 seconds, admitted he was struggling with the pace and rhythm of football ahead of the Mariners’ preseason and watched on as the action kicked off before getting a run in the 72nd minute.

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