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Usain Bolt To Undergo Drug Test

Usain Bolt To Undergo Drug Test

Bolt is now in Sydney trying to pursue a professional career in football and is on trials with Central Coast Mariners.

"I've retired from track and field, working to become a footballer, but look at this: How am I going to get a drug test today?"

"We have to sit down with the coach and the management and see if we go forward, what's the plan and if they want to sign me or if I need to do more". I'm not even a professional footballer yet.

Bolt appears to have received the notice from Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority and Football Federation Australia, where an out of competition test - to collect urine and blood - is demanded.

The eight-time Olympic sprint champion, who retired from athletics in 2017, seemed unhappy at being told he was being tested by Asada as an "elite athlete" while on trial for the Mariners.

A group of investors from the Sanban Group in the United Arab Emirates acquired a majority stake in the club last month, vowing to qualify for the group stages of Europe's Champions League.

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Bolt is now on trial at the Central Coast Mariners and scored his first two goals for the A-League side last week.

The 32-year-old is now on trial with Australian side Central Coast Mariners, where he made worldwide headlines with two goals in their pre-season friendly with Macarthur South West United.

Valletta has high hopes Bolt will make the switch in time to play in the Maltese Cup on December 13.

Earlier, Bolt's Australia agent Tony Rallis revealed there was indeed overseas interest in the fledgling footballer.

A Mariners spokesman said there was no change in Bolt's position at the club, describing reports that he might quit his trial as "rumours".