Kenyan Premier League clubs have been advised to be including all possible details of players while transacting international transfers.
This was relayed to the Kenyan clubs by football’s world governing body FIFA, through their Transfer Matching System (TMS) officials Prisca Mutesi (Integrity and Compliance Counsel) and Kimberly Morris (General Manager) who are on a working visit in Kenya.
Mutesi and Kimberely met with officials from AFC Leopards, Gor Mahia and Sofapaka in Nairobi to discuss issues of player transfers and their concomitant protocols.
The FIFA officials are on a training round in Africa, specifically calling on clubs that have registered a high active of player transfers across borders. They singled out Gor, Leopards and Sofapaka as the most active in Kenya on international transfers over the last five years.
“It was both an interactive and educative session. Basically they are here to train us on how to use the TMS application. They also stressed their desire for us to offer as much information as possible when selling a player. Details such as where the player has come from, his current contract, his career history, biodata, that kind of thing,” Leopards CEO Ronald Namai told kpl.co.ke
“We also requested for more training on how to use the system,” he added.
The Fifa officials have also held similar exercises in Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa and Ghana.