The 14 Premier Clubs in the country yesterday ended a day’s training organized by the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) on the newly invented world football governing body, FIFA Transfer Match System (TMS) for premier league club officials.
The training took place at the SLFA conference room and was divided into parts; theory and Practical and the clubs participants were also taught how the TMS system works. Also during the training, they also spoke about the protection of minors who can be transferred to other clubs with their parents on their side.
For the matching system during the transfer process you need to go though certain steps; the first step is to identify the player, approach the player, then you negotiate with the player after that, you have to make an agreement
After the agreement you need to draft the contract, after drafting it, you sign it and the next step is the ITC process. After the ITC process you make initial payment before the final payment will be made.
The training instructor who also doubles as the deputy general secretary general of the SLFA, Abdulrahman Swarray said the course is to help participants to know how to enter and process a transfer, understand the upcoming changes to FIFA regulations and the goals of FIFA as well as the principles.
He also stated that the TMS is purely for international transfer. According to Sahr Morris who represented Ports Authority Football Club, said the training came at the right time for the clubs and this will now contribute greatly towards the transfer of players without cheat or fraud that has been going on in the past.