Thirty-one-year-old eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt trains with A-League football club Central Coast Mariners in Gosford on August 28, 2018.
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Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt expects an onset of nerves when he makes his debut for Australia's Central Coast Mariners against an amateur side Friday and says he is still short of fitness and struggling with the speed of the game.Bolt's attempt to transform himself from global athletics superstar to professional football player has generated huge publicity for the struggling Mariners, who finished bottom of the 10-team A-league last season.Bolt said he had been practicing as a left winger at training sessions and hoped to get on the field for the last 15 or 20 minutes against the select side of top local amateurs at the Gosford stadium an hour north of Sydney.His coach Mulvey was guarded on where he would play Bolt and suggested the sprinter was some way off the level required.
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