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Asamoah Gyan to Change ‘Un-Islamic’ Hair Style to Comply With UAE Regulations

Asamoah Gyan will comply with the United Arab Emirates rule that does not allow ‘Qaza’ hairy styles, where only part of the head is shaved.

Samuel Anim Addo, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Asamoah Gyan Foundation disclosed to Happy FM in Ghana, that the Al Ahly striker will change his popular Mohawk styled hair before returning to the UAE.

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“If you have taken notice, any time he is in the UAE, his hair is down so that is what he will do when he gets back,” Addo said.

Gyan is among a group of over 40 players called out for wearing “unethical hair” under the UAE Football Association guidelines. 

The 31-year-old who is on loan at the Dubai-based Arabian Gulf League side is one of 46 players who received a warning letter from the Federation.

A warning letter is the first stage of implementation followed by punishments amounting to a fine and later, a suspension, should a player fail to comply.

It is not the first time guidelines pertaining to dress code have been strictly followed up and implemented.

In 2012, Saudi Arabia goalkeeper Waleed Abdullah was ordered to shave off his “unIslamic” hair style by the referee before playing for his club side, Al Shabab.

Individual match referees rule on the appropriate hair style following concerns over how it would reflect and impact children.




Featured photo: Asamoah Gyan is among the 40 players who have been found guilty of ‘an unethical haircut’ according to the laws of the UAE. (GETTY IMAGES)

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