Usain Bolt scores two goals in trial game for Central Coast Mariners


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Olympic track great Usain Bolt has scored two second-half goals for Central Coast in a pre-season A-League game at Campbelltown Sports Stadium in Sydney's south west.

His biggest deal is with Puma, which is said to earn Bolt more than $10m (£7.5m) each year. "I'm here to prove to the world, as I said, that I can be a footballer".

"This is what I worked towards, I tried to improve myself, I tried to get better, and I'm on the way to doing that", Bolt said after the match. "I think controlling the ball, seeing the field, having better vision are my two poorest areas, have improved a lot". He added: "I'm just excited to take it step by step and move forward".

Instead, he was forced to venture to Australia's A-League, and particularly to Central Coast Mariners, in a bid to realise his dream.

In terms of his defensive stats Bolt would predictably struggle to match up with his fellow professionals, but we all know gamers would throw him either on the wing or up top to burn defenders with his blistering pace.

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A former Doncaster Rovers star has played his part in setting up Usain Bolt for his first ever goal in football. Whether it sways the outcome, it's too early to tell.

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"The people here believed and were open-minded enough to give it a go".

Despite his accolades, he's always insisted that he'd like to get involved in football and has even talked about trials with clubs such as Manchester United.

Bolt is aspiring to achieve a contract with the club ahead of the 2018/19 season and, prior to the match, he spoke about how crucial his performance will be to the club's decision on his future.

For his opening goal Bolt ran on to a chipped ball played by Scotland striker Ross McCormack, held off the defender and finished powerfully low past the goalkeeper.