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Lukman Haruna joins Russian club

10 July 2015, 12:45Israel Ojoko

Moscow - Russian Premier League newcomers FC Anzhi Makhachkala have secured the signature of Nigerian midfielder Lukman Haruna on loan from Dynamo Kiev.

The former Golden Eaglets star, who represented Nigeria at the FIFA U17 World cup in 2007, has put pen to paper on a six-month contract which will see him remain at Anzhi Arena until December 31, 2015.

This is a reunion of sorts for Haruna and manager Yuri Semin, who tutored him at Dynamo Kiev from 2011-2012.

Also read: Haruna scores, Ideye benched

In his first words after the deal was completed, the superlative midfielder expressed delight at joining the Russian side.

“I am very grateful to Yuri because he invited me to Anzhi, I really like to work with him.

“Glad to be here, and intend to do everything in my power to make the team finish the season in the top five. I will also want to thank my family for staying put with me and my fans back home in Nigeria, and am sure i won’t let anyone down.

Haruna is tied to Dynamo Kiev until June 30, 2016.

The central midfielder has appeared 50 times for Dynamo Kiev in the Ukrainian topflight, scoring 8 goals.

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