Former Nigeria youth team captain Lukman Haruna has taken his search for a club to Macedonia, where he is currently on trial with top division side FK Vardar Skopje, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.
After failing to bag a deal with French second division side Lens after spending time with the team on trial. The former Dynamo Kiev midfielder is hoping to relaunch his career in Macedonia.
Once rated as one of the top prospect in Nigerian football, Haruna has unsuccessfully tried to bring his career back to light since leaving Dynamo Kiev , following the expiration of his deal at the club.
A stint with Anzhi in Russia and Astana in Kazakhstan all faired to provide the spark needed to bring his career back on track, and even though he was widely tipped to sign for French second division side Lens in the summer. The move fell through.
Still only 27 years old, he has been training in Nigeria since his failed attempt to bag a deal with Lens. Scoops gathered by Owngoalnigeria.com has it that he arrived Macedonia last week for trials.
A decision on his potential signing is expected to be made in the coming days, but only after he must have proved himself in test games with the team who are currently placed second on the log in the Prva Liga in Macedonia.
He represented Nigeria at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa after captaining the U17 to World Youth Championship glory in 2007 in Korea.