The FIFA Clearing House and the Future of Nigerian Football Clubs

The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has evolved since its establishment in May 1904, always seeking, to adopt international best practices in its approach to issues regarding FIFA, Member Associations, and all stakeholders in football. The introduction of the FIFA Clearing House (FCH), the implementation of which began on November 16, 2022, is the latest in FIFA’s journey to ensuring true professionalization, internationalization, transparency, and accountability in the football ecosystem. The ninth President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino believes that ‘this will finally enhance transparency and accountability in the whole transfer market. While we agree with the FIFA supremo on this, we look at what the introduction of the FCH means to Nigerian Football, its Club sides, and the overall football economy in Nigeria. Click here to read the full article.