The Nigeria Football Federation have announced a date for the closure of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) transfer window ahead of the 2018-2019 season.
The Nigerian league is set to resume next month and according to a statement released by the NFF Communication department on Tuesday, the transfer window otherwise known as registration period opened on October 20 and will close December 20 with some exception.
The statement added that Nasiru Jibril, Manager of the NFF’s Transfer Matching System said exception will be granted by the League Management Company to players who have featured for any of the national teams, with no less than five caps.
“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.”
“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.”
Lobi Stars are the defending champions of the 2017-2018 season after the league title was awarded to the with just 25 games played.