Jamaican sprinter and record holder Usain Bolt had tried out his luck in playing football and his wish was granted by Australia’s Central Coast Mariners FC where he has been playing for a couple of months now.
However, his stay with the club has come to abrupt end today Friday the 2nd of November after they failed to agree of contract talks.
The eight-time Olympic champion had been trying out with the A-League side for an indefinite period since arriving in August, hoping to fulfil a childhood dream to become a soccer player.
The 32-year-old superstar’s quest garnered worldwide attention, which intensified when he scored two goals in a pre-season friendly.
“Despite several promising potential partners, both Bolt and the Central Coast Mariners have amicably concluded that they will not be able to settle on a suitable deal in a timely manner,” the Mariners said in a statement.
The 100 metre world record holder, who retired from athletics last year has previously tried out with clubs in Germany, South Africa and Norway. He thanked the Mariners for the opportunity.
“I would like to thank the Central Coast Mariners owners, management, staff, players and fans for making me feel so welcome during my time there,” said the Jamaican, who is reportedly in Melbourne and will head to Europe soon for a previously agreed commercial engagement.
“I wish the club success for the season ahead.” Bolt added