While Bolt is used to the trappings of fame and fortune, he is determined to be just “one of the boys” in Gosford, Sydney. AFP / Saeed KHAN
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Usain Bolt is set to get a first taste of competitive football Friday in a much-hyped game, but the sprint superstar admits he is nervous with his fitness levels not up to scratch. The Jamaican is likely to be handed a 10- or 15-minute run-out for Australia's Central Coast Mariners in a friendly against an amateur side as he works towards his dream of earning a playing contract and becoming a professional footballer.Bolt dominated sprinting after taking double individual gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and he remains the world record holder for the 100 meters.He went on to win a further six Olympic golds and pick up 11 world titles before retiring last year and pursuing his passion for football.Despite Bolt being likely to spend most of Friday's game on the bench, his presence at the club's base in Gosford, 75 kilometers (47 miles) north of Sydney, has generated global excitement and Mulvey is lapping it up.
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