A crisp start, a lush left-footed shot and then the famous flash-jubilant gesture: Jamaica athletics legend Usain Bolt has scored his first goal in professional football and celebrated the same duly
In his start-up debut in the friendly match of his Australian club Central Coast Mariners against the unterklassigen club McArthur South West United met the 32-year-old in the 57th minute to 3-0 and later also still the gate to 4-0 (68 "This will go down in history as one of the most memorable games in Australian football," the Mariners tweeted after the final whistle. Bolt himself said, "Meeting on my debut is a good feeling, I'm happy to be a Mariner and doing my best to get into the team, it's nice to show the world that I'm improving . "
About the true performance level Bolts, who wants to fulfill the dream of a professional career in football, gave the double pack but little information. The 100- and 200-m world record holder fueled up in his first goal, but benefited from a mistake by the McArthur goalkeeper. At goal two, Bolt had to push the ball into the box from close range only after keeper and defender had mutilated each other. Mariners coach Mike Mulvey had hinted that Bolt was a good performer against McArthur for a place in the squad could recommend. Central Coast will start the new season of the A-League on October 21 with an away game against Brisbane Roar.