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Usain Bolt determined to become a professional footballer

Usain Bolt

Superstar sprinter Usain Bolt is adamant he can become a professional footballer despite his trial with an Australian club ending, insisting on Saturday: “I still have it”.

The eight-time Olympic champion’s “indefinite” try-out period with the A-League’s Central Coast Mariners collapsed on Friday after contract talks failed.

The club reportedly offered him only a fraction of the US$2.1 million his managers were seeking, and the outside sponsors needed to make the deal viable could not be found.

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