KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 -- Johor Darul Ta'zim (JDT) skipper Hariss Harun has finally ended speculation regarding his future when he announced that he will further his studies at the PSB Academy in Singapore.
The 29-year-old Singapore international skipper said he was offered the PSB Academy's sports excellence education scholarship to pursue a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Business and Marketing, awarded by the Coventry University of England, besides taking up the role of the academy's ambassador.
"I am almost reaching the peak in my football career. Although I hope to play for many more years, I have to start preparing for life after sports.
"So, I am getting ready now by making a key decision to get myself an education. I hope to inspire other young athletes to take up further studies while playing. Don’t wait till it's too late," Hariss said in his Instagram story today.
Hariss, who helped Singapore clinch the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup title in 2012, also revealed that he would continue to play for JDT despite furthering his studies.
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Hariss had recently teased about his career development when he posted “Coventry here I come” on his Facebook page, leaving fans speculating that he was going to join English Championship club Coventry City.
JDT clinched the Super League title for the seventh successive season since 2014 last weekend. They also ended the season undefeated for the second time since 2016.
Founded in 1964, PSB Academy is a highly-rated private institution of higher education in Singapore.
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