The Nigeria Football Federation has become the first governing body of the game in the African continent to be enlisted on the Premium Services of the world –governing body, FIFA DTMS (Domestic Transfer Matching System) and Intermediary Regulations Tool.
"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.
A screenshot of the Nigeria home page on the FIFA website shows the two services (Domestic Transfer Matching System and Intermediary Regulations Tool) ticked in green, with the last one (FIFA Connect) to be done next month to make Nigeria activated in all Premium Services.
Jibril also said that the TMS (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.