Sprint Superstar Bolt Set For Football Debut
Eight-time Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt is set to make his football debut for Central Coast Mariners of Australia against an amateur side in a pre-season friendly on Friday.
The Jamaican joined the Australian A-League side for an “indefinite training period” earlier this month.
According to Central Coast Mariners’ coach Mike Mulvey Bolt has “rudimentary skills”, and could get some minutes in the encounter.
“The things we are asking him to do are things that he hasn’t done for quite some years,” Mulvey was quoted on Australian website abc.net.
“He has played football as an athlete in between athletic meets, so he has rudimentary skills. It’s about being able to do it at the speed that we do it.”
Bolt, who retired from athletics in 2017, has previously trained with Borussia Dortmund, South African club Mamelodi Sundowns and Norway’s Stromsgodset.