Usain Bolt’s burning desire to become a professional football player after retiring from athletics is not dying any soon despite past setback.
The world’s fastest man is negotiating for a six-week trial with Australia’s A-League side Central Coast Mariners.
“The Central Coast Mariners remain committed to discussions with the world’s fastest man and his management team, regarding what role the club may play in Bolt’s burning ambition to become a professional footballer,” the club’s statement reads.
“No contract is guaranteed” for the Jamaican superstar as all will depend on how he performs in the trials.
Bolt failed to make the cut with Germany’s top division side Borussia Dormund in past trials but according to a Bundesliga report, the Olympian “impressed.”
He scored “a wonderfully taken headed goal and also a magical nutmeg that delighted the enthralled spectators.”
He underlined how seriously he was taking the transition from track to football pitch.
“I’m really trying to make it professionally, so I have to play at a high level,” he told Bundesliga.
In addition to his Olympic success Bolt also holds 11 world track and field championships titles, and currently holds the world records in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m.
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