6th September, 2012
With less than three years of their existence, RASON Sports International, a Rural Areas Souls Outreach Network, have said their long term intention is to get a slot in the Nigeria National League, NNL.
The grassroots academy, who had only 15 players when they were established 19 December, 2010, in Ikotun, Lagos, now have over 40 players in their camp in Itaogbolu area of Akure North Local Government in Ondo State.
While speaking with GSG recently, the Technical Director of RASON Football Club, John Ofulue, said: “Our aim is to raise talented players who would add some value to their families, the society and in no distant time for us to be able to compete in the Nigeria National League.”
The former player of NEPA of Akure in the early 90s, also opined that their participation in the 2012 Ekiti State Football League had afforded their players an opportuinity to gain experience of playing football at a higher stage.
“The experience we garnered at the State Challenge Cup this year has shown we could compete at the national level, and hopefully, some of our players would be able to go abroad in the future and play professional football for bigger clubs”.