Francis Uzoho has been handed a one-match suspension by the Cyprus Football Association after being fielded ineligible in a game.
The Super Eagles goalkeeper featured for his present side Anorthosis Famagusta in their 1-0 win over Apollon Limassol this month.
The Cyprus Sports Organization had initially declared Uzoho's health certificate void as of Feb. 9.
In a follow-up decision on Monday annulled it altogether, saying that it considered the document “As never having been issued.”
The 20-year-old was accused of forging documents to obtain his health certificate, saying it was issued even before the goalkeeper arrived in Cyprus.
Uzoho joined Anorthosis on short term loan from Spanish club Deportivo La Coruna on January 31.
The decision will not go into effect for eight days but means that Apollon could move to first place in the Cyprus First Division with a win or draw against APOEL, which leads the table, on Sunday.
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