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Published On: Mon, Aug 18th, 2014

Super Eagles to host Congo after Rwanda’s disqualification

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Super Eagles World CupThe Super Eagles will now host Congo in Calabar in the 2015 AFCON qualifiers after initial opponents Rwanda were disqualified from the qualifying series.

Congo’ protests against Rwanda using an ineligible player has yielded fruits as CAF  has thrown the Amavubi out of the series.

Rwanda was disqualified from the AFCON 2015 qualifiers for fielding Dady Birori in the play-offs. The player was found to have been playing in the DRC under another name- Agiti Etekiama with a Congolese passport

The decision by CAF is in relation to the protest filed by followed a protest made by the Congolese Football Federation (FECOFOOT), which alleged the player suited up for their first leg match of the second round of qualifying played against Rwanda on 20 July 2014 in Pointe-Noire.

Caf has also suspended the player from playing for both club and country till further notice despite claims by Rwanda that they were unaware he had another identity.

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