Usain Bolt leaves Australia’s Central Coast Mariners football club
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Usain Bolt leaves Australia’s Central Coast Mariners football club

Usain Bolt's trial with Australian football club Central Coast Mariners has come to an end, a BBC report said.

Efforts to secure a "commercial solution" to keep Bolt at the club had failed, the spokesman of the Mariners said on Friday.

The Jamaican eight-time Olympic sprint champion, 32, joined the A-League side for an "indefinite training period" in August. He scored two goals in his first effort for the Mariners in a friendly, but did not play matches when the season began.

Last month, the Mariners said they had made a contract proposal broken down into "football" and "commercial" terms. However, it hinged on a contribution from a "third party".Despite meetings with "several promising potential partners" no deal could be reached, the club said.

Mariners owner Mike Charlesworth thanked Bolt for his eight-week trial, describing it as a success.UNI