Even as he got notice of drug trial as an elite athlete by the Australian anti-doping authority (Asada) , Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt has been offered a two-year contract to play soccer with a Maltese club.
According to a Reuters’ report citing ESPN, it is believed that Bolt may walk out from his on-going trial at Australian team, Central Coast Mariners.
Maltese champions Valletta FC said they hoped to sign the eight-times Olympic gold medallist in time for him to participate in their Maltese Super Cup match on Dec. 13 against Balzan.
“A champion is always welcome and at Valletta FC we believe nothing is impossible,” ESPN quoted Valletta managing director and CEO Ghasston Slimen as saying.
Bolt’s agent in Australia, Tony Rallis, had also confirmed the approach, ESPN said.
Bolt scored two goals for the Mariners in a pre-season trial match on Friday but has not been offered a professional contract by the A-League team.