About AS Racines
AS Racines (Associate Sportive Racines), was founded in 1998, primarily to give young talented footballers an opportunity to showcase their talents in an organized competitive setting. We concentrate on players within the ages of sixteen and twenty-two. AS Racines started in the Lagos Football Association (LAFA) league and gained regular promotions culminating in a promotion to the National Professional league (2nd tier of the Nigeria Professional League in 2007. Unfortunately, the club was relegated in the very first season and continued on a downward spiral for the next four years putting the club in the National Amateur Division 3, which is a step above the State League.
At this point, the Management of the club decided to reorganize and focus its attention with the aim of gaining promotion to the Professional League within the next 5 years (2016).
In 2013/2014, the club topped the zone and gained promotion to the Amateur Division 2, and followed up the next year with another superb performance by topping the division to gain promotion to the Amateur Division 1. The recently ended 2016 season saw another superb performance by the club winning its division to gain a promotion to the Professional League (equivalent to the Championship in England), where the club will be competing in the 2017 regular season.
Over the years, AS Racines had developed a reputation for nurturing some of the best young
talents in Nigeria, notably: