FIFA TMS announced today that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is the first Member Association (MA) 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 (NPFL) to manage its international and domestic transfers via one system. It is modelled 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 NFF’s adhesion to the system was facilitated by the custodians of the NPFL, the League Management Company (LMC). FIFA TMS developed the DTMS system in response to demand from MAs and clubs for a domestic transfer system based on ITMS.