NFF adopts FIFA Do­mes­tic Trans­fer Match­ing Sys­tem

Daily Trust - - SPORT - By Orkula Shaagee @shagcy

FIFA TMS an­nounced yes­ter­day that the Nige­ria Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion (NFF) is the first mem­ber as­so­ci­a­tion (MA) in Africa to im­ple­ment the FIFA TMS Do­mes­tic Trans­fer Match­ing Sys­tem (DTMS).

The DTMS on­line plat­form, which in­cludes league ac­cess, will al­low the NFF and the Nige­rian Pro­fes­sional Foot­ball League (NPFL) to man­age its in­ter­na­tional and do­mes­tic trans­fers via one sys­tem. It is mod­elled on the In­ter­na­tional Trans­fer Match­ing Sys­tem (ITMS), which is pro­vided to 211 MAs and 6,500 clubs around the world for the cross-bor­der trans­fer of play­ers.

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. Ad­di­tional MAs from the Con­fed­er­a­tion of African Foot­ball (CAF) are ex­pected to im­ple­ment the DTMS later this year.

The NFF’s ad­he­sion to the sys­tem was fa­cil­i­tated by the cus­to­di­ans of the NPFL, the League Man­age­ment Com­pany (LMC).

FIFA TMS de­vel­oped the DTMS sys­tem in re­sponse to de­mand from MAs and clubs for a do­mes­tic trans­fer sys­tem based on ITMS.

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