Gor Mahia forward Meddie Kagare missed an opportunity to attend a naturalization ceremony after he was awarded the Rwandan Citizenship on Tuesday.
Kagere who was born in Uganda acquired his Rwandan Passport, but did not attend the ceremony in person due to the delayed flight from Nairobi, according to New Times.
Kagere, who has over 30 caps with the Amavubi, was among the 12 people, including Rayon Sports fitness coach Lomami Marcel, who was naturalized as Rwandan citizens on Tuesday by officials from the Directorate of Immigration and Emigration at the City Hall, Kigali.
Kagere, who found the back of the net in Gor Mahia’s 5-2 victory against Thika United on Sunday, is expected to get his Rwandan documentation on Wednesday.
Other footballers who completed the process and may be available for call-ups in the national team include Hussein Cyiza (Mukura), Jimmy Mashingirwa Kibengo (AS Kigali), Andre Fils Lomami (Kiyovu) and Peter Otema (Musanze).
Over 60 Rwandan players were pushed out of the national team after it emerges that they did not acquire the citizenship legally.
Rwanda was disqualified from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers for fielding an ineligible player, Dady Birori (Agiti Tady Etakiama) who also holds a Congolese passport.