New order as FKF digitizes transfer activity across three top leagues

Starting June 2019, in the off season transfer window that comes with the change of the Kenyan football calendar, clubs taking part in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL), Women Premier League (WPL) and National Super League (NSL) will engage in online transfer of players.

Unlike the norm in the current transfer activity, where clubs do the paperwork after getting their desired players, it will be mandatory for clubs in the three leagues to process transfers through the Domestic Transfer Matching System (DTMS).

Okayed by federation

The DTMS has been okayed by the Football Kenya Federation, syncing it with the FIFA managed International Transfer Matching System (ITMS), which allows for easy movement of players across member associations.

At the close of it the FKF CEO Robert Muthomi acknowledged that indeed the new order will go a long way in solving a number of issues and disputes that come along with domestic transfer.

Conflicts

“We have had cases of double signing and conflicts between clubs during transfer windows. The process has also involved a lot of paperwork.

“It is for this reason that FKF has in conjunction with FIFA invited local clubs to take them through this system, which will digitize all transfers to ensure transparency and efficiency,” he said as quoted on the FKF portal.

Two – day workshop

A two day workshop ending Tuesday 19 March was conducted by the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) at the Strathmore Business School seeking to enlighten clubs in the three leagues on the change in handling domestic transfers.