Abuja - The Nigeria Football Federation has concluded
arrangements to organize a compulsory interactive seminar/workshop for persons
interested in working as intermediaries. Slots at the workshop are limited to
only 100 persons for the maiden edition.
NFF’s Club Licensing/TMS Manager, Nasiru Jibril, told
thenff.com that the seminar/workshop would take place at the Sandralia Hotel,
Jabi, Abuja between 29th and 30th April 2016 and will be conducted by himself
and Head of the Legal Unit, Barr. Okey Obi.
“To be able to work as an intermediary, an individual must
generate a written expression of interest to participate in the workshop, must
present recognized form of identification, must register and play an active
role in the workshop and must present a valid certificate of good character
issued by the Nigeria Police not later than three months prior to the
workshop,” stated Jibril.
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In accordance with the definition of officials in point 11
of the definition section of FIFA Statutes 2015; Par. 4 of the definition
section of NFF Statutes 2010 and; Article 2, Par. 4 of regulations on working
with intermediaries of FIFA and NFF, Board members, Members of Committees,
referees and assistant referees, coaches, trainers and other persons
responsible for technical, medical and administrative matters in FIFA,
Confederations, National Associations, Leagues and Clubs are prohibited from
working as intermediaries.
NFF’s Chief Legal Officer, Barrister Okey Obi will deliver a
paper titled ‘Regulations on Working with Intermediaries’ while Jibril himself
will speak on ‘New Intermediaries Regulation Tool on TMS’ at the two –day
workshop. There will also be syndicate groupings and syndicate sessions.
Participants at the workshop would be provided with
materials such FIFA regulations on working with Intermediaries; NFF regulations
on working with Intermediaries; FIFA regulations on the status and transfer of
players; Presentations at the workshop; FIFA Statutes; FIFA Disciplinary Code;
FIFA Ethics Code and; NFF Statutes.
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