NPFL game involving Niger Tornadoes (photo credit: LMC Media)

The Nigeria football transfer window will close on 20 December, 2018, the Nigeria Football Federation have announced.

The window for transfer of players had opened on 20 October, and according to the manager of the federation’s Transfer Matching System, Nasiru Jibril, ”there will be a second window, as from 30th January 2019 until 28th February 2019.”

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“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.

“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.”

The 2018/19 Nigeria Professional football League season would commence in November.