Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have come out with regulated terms and conditions for the transfer and registration of players within the domestic league, with the introduction of two windows that will now be utilised for such matters.
Footballlive.ng gathered that the new process has already been set in motion, with the first window, which opened on October 20, now billed to close on December 20.
This much was disclosed by NFF’s Transfer Matching System (TMS) manager, Nasiru Jibril, who said the ongoing registration period or transfer window, covers all divisions of the nation’s football leagues as well as the movement of players in and outside the country.
The ex-international, however, stated further that there are exceptions granted to players who are out of contract before the window closes or before it opens, as they are allowed to still apply for registration.
Jibril expatiated: “The window for transfer of players opened on October 20, and it will close on December.
“That is the first window for the 2018/2019 Season. There will be a second window, as from 30th January 2019 until 28th February 2019.
“It is only within these periods that players can be registered or transferred locally, and from other countries to Nigeria.
“However, players are free to move from Nigeria to other countries as long as the windows in those countries are open.
“Internationally, exception is granted to professional players who are out of contract before the window closed or before the window opens for registration.
“Locally, exception is granted by the League Management Company to players who have featured for any of the National Teams, with no less than five caps.
“These players can be transferred/registered at any point in time on a special request.”