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Former Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has been offered a contract by Central Coast Mariners as his career in a new sport gathers momentum.
The eight-time gold medallist has been on trial with the New South Wales club and scored his first goals in a friendly last weekend.
It now seems he will be given a chance to play his way into contention.
"I can confirm Usain has been offered a contract by Central Coast Mariners," Bolt's agent Ricky Simms said in a statement to Press Association Sport.
Bolt began a trial with the A-League club in August, following short spells trying out in Germany, Norway and South Africa.
Coach Mike Mulvey, following Sunday's 1-1 draw against Brisbane Roar in the season opener, refused to be drawn on Bolt's future when asked about it in his post-match press conference.
"We don't talk about speculation. I don't know anything about that. It is a few pay-grades above my level," he said.
"I do appreciate how important this story is for the rest of the world. You're just talking about speculation, I don't know anything about what you're talking about and that's the God's honest truth.
"You have a look at our front line today and you wonder whether he could get into any of those positions, wouldn't you?"
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David Cameron condemned the slave trade and announced a £360 million financial package when he addressed the Jamaican parliament.
Slavery was and is abhorrent in all its forms. It has no place whatsoever in any civilised society, and Britain is proud to have eventually led the way in its abolition.
He added he hoped Britain and the Caribbean could "move on from this painful legal and continue to build for the future".
During the visit to Jamaica, David Cameron has come under pressure to make financial amends for Britain's role in slavery but he has ruled out making reparations.
MP Mike Henry was absent from the address. He had previously declared to a local newspaper if reparation was not on the agenda he would not be attending.