Bolt makes debut for Norwegian side as Paddy McGuinness fires Soccer Aid warning

Olympic legend Usain Bolt sported the number 9.58 shirt on his debut for Norwegian side Stromsgodset as comedian Paddy McGuinness vowed to chop down the Jamaican at Soccer Aid.

Sprint king Bolt made a 20-minute cameo appearance for the club and wore the number in reference to his world-record 100m time.

The 31-year-old squandered a golden opportunity to equalise with his team a goal down, failing to connect with a cross.

While there were just a few hundred in attendance, Bolt will feel more accustomed to the 80,000-strong crowd he will play in front of at the charity extravaganza at Old Trafford on Sunday.


Bolt will skipper the World XI side featuring players such as Robert Pires, Edwin van der Sar, Eric Cantona and Jaap Stam.

Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen will also line up, as will All Blacks legend Dan Carter, along with football greats Yaya Toure, Patrick Kluivert and Clarence Seedorf.

Phoenix Nights actor McGuinness will be playing for the England side, and has warned Bolt he is planning to cut him down to size at the Theatre of Dreams.

"I’ve stitched up and pranked a few players over the years – and let me tell you, this year nobody is safe," said the Bolton TV host.

"Usain’s OK up to 9.58 seconds but the game is 90 minutes, let’s see what he’s got in the tank."

Bolt added: "We will take it seriously but it is going to be a lot of fun and all for a good cause."

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