Nigeria Football Federation Announces Transfer Window Closing Date


The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced, through the Manager of its Transfer Matching System, that the current registration period, which commonly known as transfer window, in Nigeria football, which started on October 20 will close on December 20.

“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 reporters on Tuesday.

Jibril also disclosed that there are exceptions to the rule.

“Internationally, an 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, an 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.”