Track and field legend Usain Bolt could be one step closer to his dream of becoming a professional footballer after he scored twice on his first full debut for A-League side Central Coast Mariners in a friendly against Macarthur South West.
After having a relatively quiet first half, the world's fastest man sprung to life in the second half by grabbing his brace as the Central Coast Mariners strolled to a 4-0 win over Macarthur South West.
The goals proved to ease the weight of the Jamaican's shoulders after struggling to leave his mark during his side's previous pre-season encounters. The eight-time Olympic champion also celebrated one his goals with his trademark 'lightning bolt' celebration.
The 31-year-old had been given permission to train with the Australian outfit for an indefinite period. And now as it seems, his dream of becoming a professional footballer could be ever so close, if Central Coast Mariners decide to hand him a permanent contract after his recent performances.
For his first goal, the Jamaican used his body strength to shrug off the opposition defender, before unleashing a fierce low-drilled shot into the bottom right corner in the 56th minute.
With just over 10 minutes left, Bolt doubled his tally after a mixup between the opposition keeper and defender, presented the ball on a platter for the Jamaican, who slotted it into an empty net. His second celebration was even better, as Bolt pulled off the famous 'shoot dance', which was made famous by Manchester United player Jesse Lingard.
Usain Bolt could have easily bagged a hat-trick, had he not wasted his chances in the first half. However, he had done enough to entertain the 6,000 fans present at the Campbelltown Stadium, as he received a roaring send-off after being substituted in the final minutes of the game.
The legendary sprinter has previously had the privilege of training with German giants Borussia Dortmund, South African club Mamelodi Sundowns FC and Norwegian club Strømsgodset. The 31-year-old is an ardent fan of English giants Manchester United, and has played at their home ground, Old Trafford, when he featured in the UNICEF fundraiser match for World XI against England.