Players Transfer Ban: See How NFF Reacted To Sports Minister’s Statement

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has responded to statement that the NFF should stick to a proper developmental framework for players of the U-17 and U-23 National Teams before approving International Transfer Ceritificates for these players.

On Tuesday in his reaction to the statement of Barr. Solomon Dalung, the minister of youth and sports, NFF President, Amaju Pinnick said the Minister’s statement and general comments with regards to the monitoring of the players were in tandem with the plans of the Nigeria Football Federation for the glory boys.

He said: “The Minister did not talk about NFF selling players, because he knows very well that the NFF is not in the business of selling players. The NFF only issues International Transfer Certificates after due agreement between the concerned Clubs, and the player in question. The bit about NFF selling players was never part of the Honourable Minister’s comments.”

The NFF president also stressed: “I want to reiterate that the NFF does not sell players, and has never been in the business of selling players. The Honourable Minister has given the right charge for the NFF to develop a framework to monitor the type of contracts the players sign, for their own career progression, and to checkmate the selfish plans of football agents. This is very much in line with our own policy as a Football Federation.We will work assiduously to ensure that the players sign only contracts that will benefit them, their future, their families and the nation.”

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