January 19, 2022

Nigeria Becomes First African Nation To Adopt FIFA’s Domestic Transfer Matching System


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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has become the first member association (MA) in Africa to implement the FIFA TMS Domestic Transfer Matching System (DTMS), the world football governing body said on Wednesday.

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 new initiative will also help the NFF and its clubs in Nigeria manage national and international transfers on one platform, generate transfer activity reports and have greater monitoring levels to enhance transparency and governance.

This was made possible by the League Management Company (LMC), the body that oversees the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

Other Confederation of African Football members are expected to follow the footsteps of Nigeria later this year.



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