Former Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has been offered a contract by Central Coast Mariners as his career in a new sport gathers momentum. The eight-time gold medallist has been on trial with the New South Wales club and scored his first goals in a friendly last weekend.
It now seems he will be given a chance to play his way into contention.
“I can confirm Usain has been offered a contract by Central Coast Mariners,” Bolt’s agent Ricky Simms said in a statement to Press Association Sport.
Bolt began a trial with the A-League club in August, following short spells trying out in Germany, Norway and South Africa.