Saturday 23 March 2019

Keane tips lightning fast Bolt for career in football

Racy: Keane and Bolt
Racy: Keane and Bolt

Former Ireland captain Robbie Keane thinks Usain Bolt could have a career in football.

The Olympic great, world record holder over 100 and 200 metres, is keen to play professionally and recently had a trial at Norwegian club Stromgodset.

Keane trained with him ahead of Sunday's Soccer Aid 2018, where the pair are team-mates for the Rest of the World against England.

"He was good today, he scored a few goals in training," the Dubliner said.

"That is the first time I have seen him play in this environment. For someone so big he has got a good touch, he has definitely got something about it. He is very confident on the ball and he can finish."

Asked about the possibility of the Jamaican having a future in the game, Keane replied: "Why not? It will be interesting to see him on Sunday on a big pitch. We're going to put some long balls over the top and I wouldn't want to be the one who is racing him."

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