The Executive Committee of Nigeria Football Federation and the Congress of Nigerian Football have applauded NFF 2nd Vice President/LMC Chairman, Mallam Shehu Dikko on his award as The SUN Sports Personality of The Year 2016.

Dikko was on Monday named by the leading publishing house as the Sports Personality of The Year 2016, an award won last year by NFF President, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick.

Read more: NFF board, congress hail Dikko on The SUN award  

By Ayo Ibidapo

Transfer dealings in the coming 2016/17 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) will be transacted on the platform of the newly acquired Domestic Transfer Matching System (DTMS) which the FIFA TMS Project Officer, Bertrand Vinit has commended Nigeria for adopting.

Salihu Abubakar, the Chief Operating Officer of the League Management Company (LMC) confirmed that the DTMS will be used for players' transfers ahead of the new football season and urged participants at the three-day TMS workshop in Abuja to pay attention to the seminar teachings so as to acquire relevant knowledge of its operations.

Read more: Ahead NPFL 2016/17 season: LMC confirms DTMS for transfer dealings  

A three–day workshop aimed at further education of officials of the Nigeria Football Federation, League Management Company and Nigeria National League on the workings of the Domestic Transfer Matching System (DTMS) began in Abuja on Tuesday.

Read more: FIFA TMS workshop begins in Abuja  

Chairman League Management Company, (LMC) Shehu Dikko has disclosed that there are plans by the league organizers to get league legend Victor Ezeji involved in a soon to be revealed project.

Dikko, reacting to recent calls for Ezeji to be named a league ambassador, said that the LMC already had plans for a role to be taken up by the retired striker.

Read more: We have big plans for Ezeji, says Dikko  

•Appeal Court fixes hearing for January 18, 2017

The Court of Appeal, Jos Division on Tuesday 9th October, 2016 directed parties to file their respective briefs in respect of the motion filed by the League Management Company (LMC) seeking orders of the Appeal Court to set aside the order of committal to prison and other steps taken by Justice I.I Kunda of a Jos High Court after the LMC had filed the appeal in the matter between one Mustapha Abubakar, a supporter of Giwa FC and the LMC.

Read more: Giwa's lawyer offers undertaken not to harass LMC Chairman, COO  

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