CAF bans player for using different identity during Cup of Nations qualifier

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP)

A player who was using different identities for his club and international teams has been banned for two years by the Confederation of African Football.

CAF says Tady Etekiama was registered under a Congolese passport for Congo club AS Vita, but was using the name Dady Birori and a different date of birth on documents when playing international football for Rwanda.

Rwanda was thrown out of the African Cup of Nations qualifying competition for selecting the Congo-born striker despite knowing about his fraudulent documents. It had an appeal against its disqualification rejected, and was replaced in the final round of qualifiers by Republic of Congo.

CAF says the organizing committee for the African Cup decided on the two-year suspension for Etekiama at a meeting in Ethiopia on Wednesday.