CAF ban dual-identity player for two years

Democratic Republic of Congo-born footballer Etekiama Agiti Tady was handed a two-year ban on Wednesday after playing for Rwanda under a different name.

AFP| Last Updated: Sep 18, 2014, 13:10 PM IST
CAF ban dual-identity player for two years

Congo: Democratic Republic of Congo-born footballer Etekiama Agiti Tady was handed a two-year ban on Wednesday after playing for Rwanda under a different name.

A Confederation of African Football (CAF) statement said the suspension was decided at an Africa Cup of Nations committee meeting in Addis Ababa.

The striker from Kinshasa club Vita became Dady Simeon Birori when appearing for his adopted country.

Rwanda were disqualified last month from the 2015 Cup of Nations qualifiers when a team they defeated, Congo Brazzaville, complained to CAF about Tady.

The player has never explained why he used two names.

An immediate impact of the ban will be Tady missing a CAF Champions League semi-final against Tunisian club CS Sfaxien in Kinshasa this weekend.