Bolt takes break from Australia football training

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SYDNEY, Sept 9, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – Sprint legend Usain Bolt’s football
training has been put on hold after he flew out of Australia for a
“previously planned commitment”, his A-League club has said.

The Jamaican superstar is pursuing his long-held dream of playing
professional football and arrived in Gosford, 75 kilometres (47 miles) north
of Sydney, last month for training with the Central Coast Mariners.

The 32-year-old has been with the A-League side for three weeks and in
late August made a 20-minute cameo for the club in a pre-season game.

“Usain Bolt will be abroad from Sunday, 9 September to Sunday, 16
September for a previously planned commitment,” the Mariners said on
Saturday.

“This commitment was agreed between Usain Bolt and the Central Coast
Mariners before his training period commenced with the club.”

The team did not say where Bolt was travelling to, but Sydney’s Daily
Telegraph reported that he was going to France for an event.

Bolt’s arrival has generated excitement on the Central Coast, with some
10,000 people packing the local stadium for his football debut.

The world’s fastest man has struggled with his fitness since arriving, but
said last month that he hoped to be ready to go by the start of the A-League
season in mid-October.