Jamaica’s Usain Bolt To Make Soccer Debut

Usain Bolt trains during a Central Coast Mariners training session at Central Coast Stadium on August 28, 2018 in Gosford, Australia. (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)
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By NAN Sports Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 31, 2018: Jamaican Olympian Usain St. Leo Bolt, is set to make his soccer debut tonight, August 31st, in Australia.

Bolt is set to play in a Select XI at the Central Coast Stadium as part of the Central Coast Mariners squad. But manager Mike Mulvey said that the former sprinter needs to work on his movement ahead of the new season.

He is likely to be handed a 10 or 15-minute run-out for Australia’s Central Coast Mariners in a friendly against an amateur side as he works towards his dream of earning a playing contract and becoming a professional footballer.

Bolt is not expecting perfection tonight. “I expect to make mistakes. I also expect I’ll go and make myself proud, and to push myself. I know I’m not going to have the perfect game,” he said earlier this week. “It’s just time. I don’t know how my body is going to feel. I know when I get on the field, I’m always going to push myself to the limit.”