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Rwanda barred for using dual-identity player

By Vision Reporter

Added 18th August 2014 03:14 PM

Rwanda were disqualified from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying competition on Sunday for fielding a footballer with two identities.

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JOHANNESBURG - Rwanda were disqualified from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying competition on Sunday for fielding a footballer with two identities.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) decision followed a probe into Rwanda striker Dady Birori, who plays for Democratic Republic of Congo club Vita as Agiti Tady Etekiama.

Congo Brazzaville, beaten on penalties by Rwanda in a third-round qualifier, will replace them in Group A, which includes title-holders Nigeria, South Africa and Sudan.

Birori-Etekiama has been barred from playing for Vita or Rwanda until further notice, said CAF.

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