Flying Debut! Usain Bolt Scores Twice on First Professional Football Match
Jamaican sprint star-cum-footballer Usain Bolt made a flying start to his long-awaited professional footballing career after scoring two goals for his Australian club Central Coast Mariners.
The world’s fastest man scored the Mariners’ third and fourth goals against Macarthur South West and celebrated with his trademark lightning bolt celebration.
Bolt scored his first in the 57th minute, putting Central Coast 3-0 up with a powerful left-footed finish. And his second goal came in the 68th minute when he capitalised on a defensive error to tap home from close range.
The 32-year-old joined the Australian A-League club in August after trying days of training sessions at Manchester United in the English Premier League and Borrusia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga.
However, fortunes seem to have smiled on the long-time professional football aspirant, who was excited after a dream start to a new career.
“My first start and scoring two goals, it’s a good feeling,” Bolt said.
“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.”
Bolt is still on trial with the Australian A-League team, with the hope of securing a contract.
And after his dream debut, you bet that contract won’t be long coming.