Nigeria Activated on FIFA’s Domestic Transfer Matching System

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The Nigeria Football Federation has been activated on the Premium Services of the world governing body’s Domestic Transfer Matching System (DTMS) and Intermediary Regulations Tool, which will allow the federation and the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) to manage its international and domestic transfers via one system.

“We are the only African country with these services activated and by December 2016 (next month), we will be on the FIFA Connect that will place us among the elite FIFA Member Associations with all the Premium Services activated,” – NFF’s Club Licensing Manager, Nasiru Jibril announced in Abuja.

The Domestic Transfer Matching System workshop will hold 15th – 17th November 2016 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja and is mandatory for all Clubs in the Nigeria Professional Football League and the Nigeria National League.

“The Head of Legal Services at NFF, Barrister Okey Obi and myself, alongside four resource persons from FIFA TMS, will train all the Clubs in the use of the Premium Services activated in Nigeria,” stated Jibril, who is a former Nigerian international.

The system will provide the NFF and its clubs throughout Nigeria the ability to manage national and international transfers on one platform, generate transfer activity reports and have greater monitoring levels to enhance transparency and governance.

The introduction of the system was approved by the FIFA Congress in 2009, and was made mandatory from 1 October 2010. The purpose of the system is to improve transparency, efficiency and governance between clubs and football associations.

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