Welcome to Smartcity Football Club!

We are thrilled to have you here. Founded in the heart of Lagos, Smartcity Football Club is dedicated to discovering and nurturing football talent from the grassroots level. Our journey began with a vision to create a platform where young, aspiring footballers can develop their skills and achieve their dreams of playing at the highest levels.

Over the years, we have built a reputation for excellence in youth development, producing players who have gone on to shine both locally and internationally. Our commitment to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment ensures that every player receives the attention and guidance needed to reach their full potential.

At Smartcity Football Club, we pride ourselves on our achievements, which include numerous local championships and the successful transition of many of our players to professional leagues worldwide. Our dedicated coaching staff, state-of-the-art facilities, and comprehensive training programs are designed to provide our players with the best possible foundation for success.

Join us as we continue to push the boundaries of grassroots football and inspire the next generation of football stars.

Welcome to the Smartcity Football Club family!

Vision Statement:

“To be the premier grassroots football club in Nigeria, nurturing and developing local talent to achieve international excellence, and inspiring the next generation of footballers to reach their full potential.

                             Mission Statement:

“Smartcity Football Club is dedicated to discovering and cultivating football talent from the grassroots level, providing a pathway to professional success through comprehensive training, education, and support.

We aim to create an inclusive and dynamic environment where young athletes can thrive, fostering a culture of discipline, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Our mission is to elevate the standards of football in Lagos and beyond, ensuring our players are equipped to compete on the global stage.”

Players Profile


Afeez Bankole

Defensive tackle
Introducing Afeez Bankole, the defensive stalwart whose presence at the backline fortifies SmartCity FC's defense with resilience and composure. Born and bred in the bustling streets of Lagos, Nigeria, Afeez brings a blend of strength and intelligence to the pitch, earning him the reputation as a cornerstone of the team's success.
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Ekeocha Chukwudi Lawrence

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About Us

                                                 Our Origin

Smartcity Football Club was established in Lagos with a mission to revolutionize grassroots football in Nigeria. Founded by a group of passionate football enthusiasts and former professional players, the club was created to provide a platform for young talents to showcase their skills and develop into professional athletes.

  Our Values

At Smartcity Football Club, we believe in the power of football to transform lives and communities. Our core values are:

  • Excellence: Striving for the highest standards in everything we do, from training to match performance.

  • Integrity: Upholding honesty, transparency, and fairness both on and off the field.

  • Respect: Fostering a culture of mutual respect among players, coaches, staff, and the community.

  • Teamwork: Emphasizing the importance of collaboration and unity in achieving our goals.

  • Passion: Cultivating a love for the game and a commitment to continuous improvement.

  Our Goals

Our primary goal is to identify and nurture young football talents, providing them with the tools and opportunities to reach their full potential. We aim to:

  • Develop a robust grassroots scouting network across Lagos and beyond.

  • Offer comprehensive training programs that focus on technical, tactical, physical, and mental aspects of the game.

  • Facilitate pathways for our players to join professional clubs both locally and internationally.

  • Promote education and personal development alongside football training to ensure well-rounded growth.

  • Engage with the community through outreach programs and events, fostering a love for football at all levels.

Key Milestones: Since our inception, Smartcity Football Club has achieved several significant milestones:

  • Year 1: Launched our first grassroots scouting program, identifying over 200 promising young talents.

  • Year 2: Secured partnerships with local schools and communities to expand our scouting and training initiatives.

  • Year 3: Won our first local championship, showcasing the potential of our training programs.

  • Year 4: Successfully transitioned our first batch of players to professional leagues in Nigeria and Europe.

  • Year 5: Expanded our facilities to include state-of-the-art training grounds and amenities.

                                      Our Philosophy

We believe that every child with a passion for football deserves a chance to pursue their dreams. Our philosophy centers on holistic player development, combining rigorous football training with personal and educational growth. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment where every player can thrive.

At Smartcity Football Club, we are more than just a team; we are a family united by our love for the game and our dedication to making a difference in the lives of young footballers.

Join us on our journey to inspire, develop, and achieve greatness.


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