Ghana FA is first to adopt FIFA TMS Tool

GFAThe Ghana Football Association (GFA) has been named by FIFA as the first member association to adopt the world football governing body’s TMS Intermediary Regulations Tool (IRT).

FIFA today announced that the new “Regulations on Working with Intermediaries” came into force on April 1, 2015.

“The regulations require all member associations to register intermediaries who are engaged in transactions involving players and clubs affiliated with their association and to annually publish aggregate figures,” FIFA said in an emailed advisory.

FIFA notes that in line with its goal to support member associations in fulfilling their regulatory obligations, the IRT will enable the GFA to gather the necessary information in order to comply with it’s (FIFA) regulations.

The information to be collected, according to FIFA includes: all agreed remunerations or payments that are made or will be made to an intermediary; intermediary declarations; representation contracts and consents and declarations about conflict of interests for all involved intermediaries.

“Most importantly, at the end of March each year, the GFA will be able to generate a report reflecting the necessary data for publication in accordance with the Regulations on Working with Intermediaries,” it says.

It adds also that the IRT is integrated with the Transfer Matching System (ITMS and DTMS). As such, the GFA has the added benefit of being able to manage professional player transfers and related intermediary involvement in one system- increasing administrative efficiency and visibility over transfer and intermediary activity within their association.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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