Usain Bolt Scores Two Goals In First Start As Pro Soccer Player
The world’s fastest man Usain Bolt has scored twice in his second trial match for the A-League’s Central Coast Mariners to boost his chances of realising his dream of becoming a professional footballer.
The Jamaican eight-time Olympic sprint champion scored the Mariners’ third and fourth goals in a 4-0 win over Macarthur South West and celebrated with his trademark lightning bolt pose.
Usain Bolt’s first goal for the Mariners. What a moment. pic.twitter.com/divaakmxxr
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Usain Bolt has just scored his first goal in professional football!
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The first goal was a coolly-taken individual effort while a defensive mix-up gifted him a second in the pre-season friendly in Campbelltown.
“I think I made some slight mistakes but I’m just happy to get the chance and I’m proud of myself,” Bolt told Fox Sports after his withdrawal on 75 minutes.
“Scoring a goal in your first proper match is a big deal. It was a good feeling.”
“I’m happy I could come here and show the world I’m improving. I’m keen to be a Mariner, to play my best and get into the team.”
The decision to withdraw him with 15 minutes remaining – with the prospect of a hat-trick tantalisingly close – was met with predictable boos and he departed to a standing ovation.
“I think I’ve improved in every area,” Bolt said. “I think my touch is that little bit better; my vision needs to improve a little bit more. I think my running off the ball is where I’ve improved most.”
🎮 Usain Bolt’s only gone and done a Fortnite celebration, cementing his status as an Official Footballer pic.twitter.com/cxm0bk5QAI
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