By Chineze Ogugua
Record-breaking athlete turned footballer, Usain Bolt has questioned a notice for a drugs test from Australia’s anti-doping authority (Asada) which he received yesterday.
The 32-year old scored a brace in a trial game for Central Coast Mariners last week but has cited that he is not a professional footballer yet and as such cannot be tested.
“So guys I’ve retired from track and field looking to become a footballer but look at this,” Bolt said in an Instagram post on Monday, in which he showed the drugs test notice.
The notice from Asada requesting blood and urine appears to have been issued by Football Federation Australia as he is already officially registered with the club, and therefore subject to drug testing.
The former sprint star posted on his instagram page to his fans; “How am I going to get a drug test today? I’m not even a professional footballer yet. Seriously,”
“So I asked the lady, ‘Why am I getting drug tested when I haven’t signed for a club yet?’ and she said they told her I’m an elite athlete so I have to get tested. Okay then.”
The 32-year-old Jamaican retired from athletics in 2017 before having stints with Mamelodi Sundowns and Borussia Dortmund.
The Australian club might consider handing him a permanent deal after his trial period with the club ended today.
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