Lagos - The days of Nigerian players falsifying their ages
to get into any of the age grade National Teams or for any other purpose for
that matter appear numbered, as the Nigeria Football Federation has concluded
arrangements to get a Registration System through the FIFA connect.
Speaking at a workshop, Nasiru Jibril, a former Nigerian
international, disclosed that Nigeria has now paid for the very important IRT
tool that will make possible a lot of things.
“This means that we are now going to be able to register all
Nigerian players, wherever they may be, amateurs or professionals, from the age
“That way, we can keep track of their history, of their
progression, no matter where they go, thus eliminating age falsification.”
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At the workshop related to Nigeria becoming the first Member
Association in Africa to fully implement the FIFA TMS Domestic Transfer
Matching System (DTMS) at the Home of FIFA on Monday, and moderated by Vira
Egli (Head Marketing, FIFA TMS), NFF 2nd Vice President/LMC Chairman, Shehu
Dikko was in company with LMC’s Chief Operating Officer Salihu Abubakar, NFF’s
Assistant Director (Legal) Okey Obi and NFF’s TMS manager Nasiru Jibril.
Some weeks ago, FIFA announced that the NFF is the first
Member Association in Africa to implement the FIFA TMS Domestic Matching
The DTMS online platform, which includes league access, will
allow the NFF and the Nigeria Professional Football League to manage its
international and domestic transfers via one system. It is modeled 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.
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described as no more than tales by moonlight, a report in an African football
website that President Amaju Pinnick came close to being impeached at the
board’s meeting held on July 20.
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- News24 Nigeria