Usain Bolt has arrived in Australia for a trial with Central Coast Mariners, saying his goal of playing professional football is “for real.”
The eight-time Olympic sprint champion is hoping to earn a contract in time for the start of the A-League season in October.
Wearing a Mariners scarf after landing in Sydney following a 14-hour flight from Los Angeles, Bolt told reporters: “I’ve said all along this is for real and I’m here to show what I can do.
“I know what I’m capable of, I know what I can do, so I have a big opportunity to show I’m good enough. I’m happy to call Australia home.
“I’m here forever. That’s the plan. I’m really going to push myself. I’m going to work hard and I’m looking forward to putting my best foot forward.” Read more