Roar have endured a miserable season where they are second last in the league, giving Fowler a difficult task to revive them next season.
The iconic cricket ground is being used for soccer and rugby while the neighbouring Sydney Football Stadium is demolished and rebuilt.
The 32-year-old Jamaican, a passionate football fan, has been on trial at the club since August as he attempts to make an audacious switch to a second professional sport after one of the most decorated careers in athletics.
Keisuke Honda's goal was not enough to prevent Melbourne Victory from losing 2-1 to Melbourne City.
Ola Toivonen signed a two-year contract with the Australian club.
Usain Bolt said he was ready to prove his doubters wrong by receiving a professional football contract with the Central Coast Mariners.
Former Manchester United assistant coach Mike Phelan is now the sporting director of Central Coast Mariners.
However, the New Zealand club are open to approaches from potential investors.