Usain Bolt has scored his first goals for a professional football team, getting two on his maiden start for Central Coast Mariners in a friendly.
The Jamaican eight-time Olympic sprint champion scored the Mariners’ third and fourth goals in a 4-0 win over Macarthur South West and celebrated with his trademark lightning bolt pose.
Bolt joined the A-League club in August for an “indefinite training period”.
Afterwards Bolt, 32, said “dreams become reality through hard work”.
“My first start and scoring two goals, it’s a good feeling,” he added.
“I’m happy I could come here and show the world I’m improving. I’m keen to be a Mariner, to play my best and get into the team.”
For his opening goal Bolt ran on to a chipped ball played by Scotland striker Ross McCormack, held off the defender and finished powerfully low past the goalkeeper.
He capitalised on a defensive mix-up for his second, with a Macarthur defender and goalkeeper colliding to leave Bolt able to tap in from close range.
McCormack, on loan from Aston Villa, headed in the Mariners’ first goal in the eighth minute.
“The best thing about Usain Bolt is he’s so humble,” McCormack said.
“He’s fitted in well with the lads. From my first day even to where he is now, the transformation is huge.”
The 100m and 200m world record holder has previously trained with Borussia Dortmund, South African club Sundowns and Norway’s Stromsgodset.
He retired from athletics in 2017 and has since said it would be a “dream” to play professional football.
The Australian A-League season begins on 19 October and the Mariners are yet to confirm whether Bolt will be offered a contract.
Miss Tourism Ghana Launches 10-Years Anniversary
Miss Tourism Ghana, arguably one of the most influential beauty pageants in Ghana that grooms young ladies to be abreast with the country’s heritage and tourism, on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, launched its 10th anniversary at the MJ Grand Hotel, East Legon.
According to the organizers, ten years of their journey wouldn’t have been successful without some great personalities in the tourism industry who when they knock on their doors, gladly open up to help the brand, Miss Tourism Ghana.
Speaking at the event, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority Mr. Akwesi Agyeman, commended the founder Mrs. Brew-Hammond for singlehandedly supporting the tourism industry with her initiative to groom young girls to be more abreast with their country and also take the country on the world stage. He promised that his office is ever ready to support the brand to go worldwide.
Mr. Agyeman also suggested that whiles they are campaigning on seeing, feeling, wearing and eating Ghana; patrons should also campaign about keeping Ghana clean to attract more tourist.
South African High Commissioner to Ghana, Lulu Xingwana, also added that tourism ambassadors should consider campaigning for a cleaner Ghana, she shared an experience on her visit to Nzulezu in the Western Region, and she said “Nzulezu is a beautiful place to visit but the sanitation problem there won’t allow more tourists to visit”
The event was attended by some great personalities in the tourism industry and was spearheaded by Mrs. Brew Hammond. She with some past contestants and queens shared some of the memories the brand has had since its birth and how it has impacted their lives.
As part of the 10th anniversary, Miss Tourism Ghana will give an opportunity to young ladies between the ages of 18- 24 to partake in this year’s competition. They will be on the nation’s tourism sector and upcoming initiatives.
Those that can best articulate and demonstrate specific regional values, including customary dances, will be chosen to face off to the grand finale where the eventual winner would be selected.
“The girls do not have to hail from a region to represent it,” Mrs. Brew-Hammond, Events and Operations Director of the pageant explained. “Whoever ultimately wins will showcase Ghana as a whole so we are looking for smart ladies who can sell Ghana effectively.”
The winner of the Miss Tourism Ghana crown will represent the nation at Miss Tourism World, and act as Ghana’s tourism and environmental youth Ambassador at official events in Ghana and internationally.
‘We are not looking for a beauty queen,” Mrs. Brew-Hammond stressed. “We are looking for the young lady who can be trained to best represent Ghana’s beauty.”
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