sport news Usain Bolt forced to put professional football dream on hold

Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt's trial at Australian football club Central Coast Mariners is over.

The club announced on Friday morning that they were parting ways with the 32-year-old, who was on an indefinite trial.

Bolt played 95 minutes for the A-League outfit in two trial games and scored twice against weak opposition, but appeared to find the transition from track to field tricky.

Usain Bolt has failed to come to an agreement with Central Coast Mariners in Australia

Usain Bolt has failed to come to an agreement with Central Coast Mariners in Australia

The club, Bolt and his agent were trying to find a commercial deal that suited all parties

The club, Bolt and his agent were trying to find a commercial deal that suited all parties

The club, Bolt and his agent Ricky Simms were trying to find a commercial deal but said they will not be 'able to settle on a suitable deal in a timely manner'.

The Jamaican said: '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. I wish the club success for the season ahead.'

Bolt's brace came in a friendly against Macarthur South West United with on-loan strike partner Ross McCormack saying: 'If he pulls it all together, he can be some threat'.

But former Republic of

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