The Ghana Football Association (GFA) will organize a training session on the use of Domestic Transfer Matching System [DTMS] for all TMS managers from clubs in the Regional Football Associations namely the Second Division League, Regional Women’s Division One League, Regional Women’s Second Division League, Third Division League, and the Juvenile League clubs.
Over the years, some clubs have had issues regarding domestic player transfer and this move by the IT Department of the GFA has come in handy to eliminate all barriers regarding transfer activities.
It would be recalled that a year ago, the GFA organized training programmes on the use of Domestic Transfer Matching System [DTMS] for all TMS managers from the Premier League, Division One League, and the Women’s Elite clubs and it is now the turn of the Regional League clubs to complete the training for all Ghanaian clubs per FIFA’s requirement.
“Regional football clubs will soon be transferring players domestically and it is important to be abreast with tips on the use of this transfer system. This will give the football authorities first-hand information on domestic player transfers and help clubs transfer players more quickly and easily”, said GFA I.T. Director Francis Adu.
The training which is web-based also serves as a data storage system whose main objective is to simplify the transfer process of players as well as to improve transparency and flow of information.
As part of measures to improve the Ghanaian game and ensure transparency, the DTMS will help the Association and its clubs to manage and supervise national player transfers, generate statistics to help reduce the duration of the transfer process and store the required documents online securely.
The DTMS is mandatory for domestic transfer of professional and amateur soccer players of both male and female players in football competitions.
The Ghana Football Association remains a pacesetter in football and modern technology and serves as a hub for training for neighbouring Africa football associations for FIFA.
“The Association will continue to invest in Information and Technology to build the capacity of our clubs and members to advance the frontiers of our game to the highest international standards” said General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo (Esq.) as he urges all the clubs to take advantage of the money invested in the training by sending competent and trustworthy officials to be trained by the GFA.
The Regional training will start in September 2021.