Ace Usain in a Bolt for World Cup glory HE HITS 2 ON DE­BUT

Daily Star - - NEWS - By AN­DREW JAMESON an­drew.jameson@dai­

USAIN Bolt is be­ing tipped to take Ja­maica to the World Cup af­ter light­ning struck twice on his full foot­ball de­but.

The sprint king bagged a brace – his first ever pro­fes­sional goals – for his new Aus­tralian club Cen­tral Coast Mariners.

His dis­play sent fans into a frenzy and left them dream­ing about an ap­pear­ance in the next World Cup.

They reckon he could add star power to take his home na­tion all the way to Qatar in 2022.

And the book­ies agree. Bet­way cut odds on Bolt mak­ing the na­tional team by al­most half to just 9-1.

In typ­i­cal show­man’s fash­ion, Usain did noth­ing to dampen their ex­pec­ta­tions. He tweeted: “Dreams be­come Re­al­ity through hard work. Any­thing is pos­si­ble don’t think lim­its.”

Bolt, 32, who still holds the 100m and 200m world records, wanted to play for Manch­ester United af­ter re­tir­ing from ath­let­ics.

And he took his goals like a true striker to help his side beat Macarthur South West 4-0.

Usain sprinted past de­fend­ers be­fore ar­row­ing a shot into the bot­tom cor­ner for his first. His sec­ond was a sim­ple tap-in.

He posed in his clas­sic track­side light­ning cel­e­bra­tion af­ter scor­ing.

Strike part­ner Ross McCor­mack, a for­mer Villa and Leeds player, said Bolt had “fit­ted in so well”.

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