Rwanda international, Birori Dady, has been banned from football for two years by the Confederation of African Football, CAF, for holding two registrations with different details.
Dady holds two passports -one for Rwanda and the other for DR Congo. Dady is known as Etekiama Agiti Tady, with his DR Congo passport, with different dates of birth on each.
He plies his trade for AS Vita Club using his DR Congo passport and the name Tady.
His suspension is a huge blow for the player and his club, who have a two-legged Champions League semi-final against CS Sfaxien later this
In August, CAF suspended Dady until further notice and disqualified Rwanda from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers for fielding an ineligible player.
That initial ruling followed a protest made by the Congo Brazzaville Football Federation after Dady featured in the first leg of the second round qualifier between the nations last month in Pointe-Noir.
Rwanda had beaten Congo on penalties over two legs to reach the group phase, but Congo instead, progressed to Group A of qualifying for the next year’s finals in Morocco.
Congo have since gone on to win their opening two matches – including a 3-2 victory away to defending champions Nigeria – and are top of the table.
Although Rwanda had maintained that to their knowledge that the player had one identity, they lost an appeal against their disqualification.
CAF ruled that “the Rwandan Federation was aware of this double identity but proceeded to feature the player for the national team, while he held a different identity with the club”.