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Usain Bolt takes one week leave from soccer

Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt will put his efforts to carve out a football career on hold for a week to fulfil a “previously planned” overseas commitment, the A-League’s Central Coast Mariners said on Saturday.
The Mariners' Usain Bolt is tackled by Daniel Bird of Central Coast Select

Usain Bolt makes Mariners debut in friendly

Olympic sprint champion, Usain Bolt, came off the bench to commence his football career with Australia’s Central Coast Mariners in a pre-season friendly at Gosford on Friday.
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Usain Bolt nervous ahead of Central Coast Mariners debut

Usain Bolt expects an onset of nerves when he makes his debut for Australia's Central Coast Mariners against an amateur side on Friday and says he is still short of fitness and struggling with the speed of the game.
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Marco Kurz: Usain Bolt taking A-League spot from Australian players

Kurz said he cannot pass judgement on Bolt as a footballer but believes the A-League should increase the size of the matchday squads so younger local players get a look in.

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World Bank grants Tanzania $300 million to support education sector

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