By Victor Okoye
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has been enlisted on the Premium Services of the world governing body, FIFA DTMS (Domestic Transfer Matching System) and Intermediary Regulations Tool.
Ademola Olajire, the NFF’s spokesman, via a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja, said the NFF had become the first governing body of the game in the African continent to achieve this feat.
“We are the only African country with these services activated.
“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 said.
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.
The last one (FIFA Connect) is expected 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 Nov. 15 to Nov.17 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.
Jibril, who is also a former Nigerian international, noted that the workshop was 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,” he said.