SHOCKING! Nigerian club sacks 13 players

The management of Niger Tornadoes Football Club, Minna has release 13 players from the club squad ahead of the 2018/19 Nigeria Professional Football League season.

This followed a resolution of the board of the Minna based club after a rigorous meeting with the technical department on Wednesday.

Head coach of the team Hamza Abara disclosed that the “the release of this players was based on the last season performance”

“The club wishes the affected players success in their future endeavours”

The management has also decided that there will be no open screening of players for the next NPFL season but added that only players recommended by the technical department will be allowed to train with the rest of the squad.

The football transfer window in Nigeria, which opened on October 20 will close on December 20, according to Nasiru Jibril, Manager of the NFF’s Transfer Matching System.

“The window for transfer of players opened on October 20, and it will close on December. That is the first window for the 2018/2019 Season. There will be a second window, as from 30th January 2019 until 28th February 2019.

“It is only within these periods that players can be registered/transferred locally, and from other countries to Nigeria. However, players are free to move from Nigeria to other countries as long as the windows in those countries are open,” Jibril told

However, the former Nigeria international told that there are exceptions to the rule.

“Internationally, exception is granted to professional players who are out of contract before the window must have closed or before the window opens for registration.”

“Locally, exception is granted by the League Management Company to players who have featured for any of the National Teams, with no less than five caps. These players can be transferred/registered at any point in time on a special request.” He stated.

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