Rwanda’s disqualification from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations group stage qualifiers over fielding Congolese born player Tady Etekiama Agiti with dual identity means Ugandan-born striker Meddie Kagere, Jimmy Mbaraga and Peter Otema Kagabo are now outlawed.
The Rwanda Football Association (Ferwafa) has parted ways with all naturalised players in the national football team with the Ugandan-born trio being told that they can no longer play for the Amavubi and expected to return any documentation to the Immigration Office indicating that they are Rwandese and this includes national identity cards. They are expected to regain their original Ugandan nationalities if possible.
Their service passports at Immigration will no longer be legible for use to travel or represent Rwanda. In the case of Kagere and Kagabo, they will regain their Ugandan nationality and in the case of name changing, they will act accordingly.
Kagabo who had for half a decade played for Amavubi is expected to take up his original name which is Peter Otema. Kagere who joined FK Tirana in Albania two months had scored nine goals in 29 appearances for the Amavubi since his debut in 2011. Peter Kagabo was featuring for Police FC in the Rwandan National League too.
The player in question Birori who features for AS Vita in the Democratic Republic of Congo was also been banned by Caf for two years for his dual identity and on Thursday called ‘an Ebola’ in Kagabo’s footballing life just as he prepared to say by to Kigali for good.