Usain Bolt quits professional football after several trials

Usain Bolt, Jamaican retired sprinter, has retired from professional football.

Bolt has clinched multiple Olympic gold medals in London, Beijing and Rio, only to try his hand at professional football after his retirement from track.

The 32-year-old scored a double in a match in October and earned the chance to sign a contract with Central Coast Mariners of Australia’s A-League.

However, he couldn’t come to an agreement on compensation with the club, and both parties agreed to mutually terminate the trial in early November.

Expressing his regret pushing for professional football, Bolt said:

“I don’t want to say it wasn’t dealt with properly, but I think we went about it, not the way we should and you learn your lesson, you live and you learn,” he said.

He also talked about his experience which he said: “It was a good experience. I really enjoyed just being in a team and it was different from track and field and it was fun while it lasted.”

Having left football behind, and sprinting in his past, Bolt explained he is focused on business going forward.

“I’m just doing many different things – the sports life is over, so I’m now moving into different businesses.

“I have a lot of things in the pipeline, so as I say, I’m just dabbling in everything and trying to be a business man now,” Bolt said.

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