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Usain Bolt Could Play for Jamaica
For Usian Bolt to win a place in the Jamaica national team, he has been told to add some skill to his lightning speed.
The retired sprinter- who holds the world-record at 100m and 200m and a eight-time Olympic gold medalist- has been trying to launch a football career.
Reports suggest he has priced himself out of a modest contract offer from Australian club Central Coast Mariners, despite scoring twice in a recent friendly for the A-League outfit.
He has had his fair share of critics, however, with Perth Glory striker Andy Keogh recently slamming the 32-year-old for having a “touch like a trampoline”.
However, Jamaican FA President Michael Ricketts believes the national hero could be an asset to his country – if he can develop some footballing finesse.
“Usain has a special attribute in his speed,” he told ESPN FC.
“If he can add a little bit of skill, some flair, he could supplement this Jamaican team. The players would certainly welcome someone like Usain. I have had informal discussions with some of them and they are excited at the prospect of playing with Usain.
“If he can make the transition from being a superstar on the track to being a good enough football player, then we will certainly call him up.”