Usain Bolt

Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt is set for his first trial match with Australian soccer team Central Coast Mariners when they take on a select side of top local amateurs on Friday.

Mariners coach Mike Mulvey said the 8-time Olympic gold medalist could expect to get some minutes in the match, which will be televised live.

The 32 year old Bolt, who had his first training session a week ago, said he expected to get on the ground for the last 15 or 20 minutes and had been practicing as a left winger.

He added that he will take his time to learn the ways and keep pushing.