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Lukman Haruna sets up football academy

16 January 2014, 20:02Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Nigerian midfielder, Lukman Haruna has set up a football academy in Lagos to help young talented footballers achieve their dream of making it big in the game.

The academy is managed by his brothers, Fatai and Akeem Haruna, and the star player hinted that the project tagged ‘Hartoy Football Academy’ is aimed at helping Nigerian young footballers at home and abroad.

Haruna first played football for Moderate Stars Academy and Global Crystal Academy in Nigeria. He then signed for Ligue 1 side, AS Monaco in January 2008 and it is understood he was eyed by a number of Europe's top clubs including Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

On 25 May 2009, he signed his first professional contract with AS Monaco that runs until 30 June 2012.

Following Monaco's relegation at the 2010–11 season, he signed a five-year contract with Ukraine Premier League giants Dynamo Kyiv on 26 June 2011.

- News24


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