Watch: Sprint legend Usain Bolt gets off the mark for Central Coast Mariners

Watch: Sprint legend Usain Bolt gets off the mark for Central Coast Mariners

Usain Bolt (Photo: AFP)

Sprint legend Usain Bolt made giant strides towards his dream of becoming a professional footballer as he netted a brace for A-League side Central Coast Mariners during a pre-season friendly against Macarthur South West United on Friday.

While the 32-year-old’s second goal was fortuitous as a defensive mix-up allowed him to stroke the ball into an empty net, the first one was anything but and here’s the video of the towering Jamaican powering through to get off the mark:

A sumptuous finish from a tight angle, even if questions will be asked of the keeper as to how he allowed a shot to squeeze through at the near post.

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Currently on ‘indefinite’ trial with the A-League outfit, Bolt has insisted he’s got what it takes to make it as a professional footballer after hanging up his sprinting spikes for good.

The Central Coast Mariners have won the Australian top-flight twice (2007-08, 2011-12) since their formation in 2004.

Bolt’s had a few training sessions with Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund last season and even scored a headed goal in a training session, but Die Borussen declined to offer the Jamaican a contract.

Considering the quality of football is much lower in the A-League when compared to an elite European league like the Bundesliga, Bolt stands a good chance of inking his first agreement as a professional footballer.

While the club have not committed to an exact timeframe regarding their high-profile triallist’s future, with the A-League set to start in less than a week’s time, they could make make an announcement in the next couple of days.

Regardless of his footballing ability, the club would definitely benefit from having the sprinting icon on their roster as he would definitely be a major crowd attraction.