Nigeria transfer window to close December 20


The current registration period (otherwise known as transfer window) in Nigeria football, which opened on October 20 will close on December 20, according to Nasiru Jibril, Manager of the NFF’s Transfer Matching System.

“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/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,” Jibril told on Tuesday.

However, the former Nigeria international told that there are exceptions to the rule.

“Internationally, exception is granted to professional players who are out of contract before the window must have 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.”


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