NFF adopts FIFA TMS domestic transfer matching system


World football governing body, the Federation of International Football Associations, has announced that the Nigeria Football Federation is the first member association 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 to manage its international and domestic transfers via one system. It is modeled on the International Transfer Matching System, 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 are expected to implement the DTMS later this year.
The NFF’s adherence to the system was facilitated by the custodians of the NPFL, the League Management Company.
FIFA TMS developed the DTMS system in response to demand from MAs and clubs for a domestic transfer system based on ITMS.